MORE than £15,000 worth of damage is estimated to have been caused to several vehicles at a peninsula yard in a targeted act of vandalism, according to police.

A substantial number of cars and caravans are believed to have been deliberately damaged between Friday and Sunday, January 7 and 9 in the South Ailey Road area of Cove.

A social media post shared at the weekend said "all the windows [have been] smashed on [the owner's] project cars" and police say early estimates point to a total cost of the damage in excess of £15,000.

Offering a "substantial reward for information" leading to those responsible, the social media post said: "One of the cars has also had the roof stamped on and is now effectively written off.

Helensburgh Advertiser: A reward has been offered for information on the incidentA reward has been offered for information on the incident

"This is nothing but deliberate and targeted vandalism. The person(s) responsible has used paving slabs as well as a fire extinguisher picked up on site to put the windows in on every vehicle in [the] yard.

"This is [a] blow to my friend and it's likely that every car in [the] yard will now likely have to be scrapped as the expense to replace all the glass on every vehicle and caravan is not viable."

Officers say they have seized an item from the location believed to have been used to cause some of the damage and it will be sent for forensic analysis.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact CID or Helensburgh police office on 101.