Police in Aberdeenshire and Moray are appealing for information following a number of break-ins to properties in the area. Police are also urging residents to be vigilant following the incidents.
The break-ins have happened at two residential properties and a commercial property in the Ellon, Rothienorman, and the Archiestown areas.
The break-in in the Ellon area is believed to have happened between 10am and 12pm on Tuesday 24 September and as a result, jewellery and electrical items worth a mid-four figure value were stolen.
The incident near Rothienorman happened between 6am on Thursday 5 September and 4pm on Friday 20 September and electrical items worth a low-four figure sum were stolen.
A commercial property was broken into in the Archiestown area of Moray between 4.15pm on Wednesday 11 September and 2pm Friday 20 September. As a result of this incident, fuel worth a low-three figure value and power tools worth a mid-three figure sum were stolen.
Superintendent Mark Cooper said
We are aware of a number of incidents where jewellery, electrical items and power tools have been stolen in Aberdeenshire and Moray.
I want to urge members of the public to be wary of unknown vehicles travelling up tracks and to also continue being vigilant against opportunist criminals by locking doors and windows. Anyone who does see people acting suspiciously should contact the police on 101 so we can take action.
Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.