Homeowners in the north-east are being urged to be vigilant and lock their doors following a spate of housebreakings in the region.
Properties in Kemnay, Portlethen and Laurencekirk were broken into over the weekend, with a number of high-value items stolen.
Police are appealing for information about these incidents and inquiries are ongoing.
In Kemnay, a house on Stuart Crescent was broken into between 7.30pm and 8.10pm on Friday, while items from a property in the Glebe were taken between 3pm on Friday and 1pm on Sunday.
A home on Lethenview House in Hillside, Portlethen, was raided on Friday night, while officers were called out to a house in Garvocklea Gardens in Laurencekirk when a housebreaking occurred on Saturday afternoon.
Mearns councillor Jeff Hutchison warned local people to be vigilant following the series of crimes.
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He said: “Obviously the police are making inquiries and will be following up about this, but people need to be vigilant and always lock their houses.
“Laurencekirk is usually a very quiet area so it is unusual for this to happen there as it is a close-knit community.
“Anyone with any information about these crimes should contact police.”
Detective Sergeant William Murdoch of Aberdeen CID said: “These are high-value break-ins whereby expensive items of treasured sentimental value have been stolen.
“Crimes of this nature are heartbreaking for the homeowners, their home has been sullied and cherished items stolen.
“I urge anyone who knows anything about these crimes to call police immediately on 101.
“For residents living in the areas affected, I urge you to cast your memory back to the times these incidents have occurred.
“Please inform us if you have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles – every piece of information is important to our investigations.”