Raiders broke into a North-east farm shed and stole more than £1,000 worth of tools.
The break-in happened at a farm near Montrose along the A934 over the weekend and police are urging anyone with information to get in touch.
Officers said that thieves got onto the farmer’s land and managed to remove a padlock from a storage shed positioned away from the main farmhouse.
Once inside, the offenders stole tools worth £1,100.
They include a Stihl chainsaw, a Draper jack-hammer in a case, a 9in grinder, a Draper drill, a Makita reciprocating saw, two pneumatic air guns, and a socket set.
The break-in happened at some point between 10pm on Saturday and 9am yesterday
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “While this shed was away from the main road so it is unlikely that the incident would have been seen, some of the stolen items might be offered for sale around the area.
“If you have any information regarding these items or the break-in itself, please call 101 or speak with any police officer
“Our reference number is CR/4067/18.”