Victims of an attempted break-in in Aberdeen had to change their locks after criminals stole their keys.
Police said would-be thieves went to an address in the Craigton Road area of Aberdeen last month and smashed a side window.
They did not take any belongings – but fled with a spare set of keys for the house.
In the latest Braeside and Mannofield Community Council police report, Sergeant Simon Lewis-Dalby encouraged people to report any suspicious behaviour to officers to avoid future break-ins.
He said: “There has been a report of an attempted house-breaking in the Craigton area with a side window being damaged.
“If you see anyone hanging about who gives you the slightest hint of suspicion they are up to no good, please let us know.”
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Sgt Lewis-Dalby added: “A spare set of house keys was taken.
“This caused a considerable amount of stress and upheaval in getting a number of the locks changed.”