A THIEF stole a car from Gourock's Albert Road and torched it elsewhere in the town.

The silver-coloured Volkswagen Up was taken some time between 6.20pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.

It was found ablaze at the football pitches at Drumshantie Road.

Police say the car was 'extensively damaged' by fire.

Information about the incident should be passed on via the 101 number quoting incident 1304 of November 13, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.