Money and antique coins were stolen after two North-east homes were broken into.
Police are investigating the two thefts by housebreaking which occurred on the same street in Stonehaven within the last two weeks.
Officers are keeping an open mind as to whether the incidents are linked.
Between 7.15pm and 8.45pm on Friday, September 16, a property on Riverside Drive in Stonehaven was broken into and a low three-figure sum of cash was stolen.
And on Tuesday, September 27, a further property on the street was broken into between 7pm and 9.30pm and antique coins worth a mid three-figure sum of money were taken.
Detective Constable Norman McGlashan said: “If anyone recalls seeing or hearing anything suspicious in the area of Riverside Drive in Stonehaven on Tuesday of this week or Friday, September 16, I would ask them to call police on 101 with any information they have.
“Two males were seen in the area at around 11pm on Friday, September 16, who may be able to assist us with our inquiries. If anyone has further information on these males they should call us on 101.
“With the nights becoming darker earlier I would remind householders to not only keep their doors and windows locked but also, if possible, to leave a few lights on in their home to make it look occupied.
“These simple security measures will contribute to discouraging anyone from entering your property.”