Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of personal items worth a high three-figure sum of money were stolen from several North-east homes.
Officers from Police Scotland are also urging residents to review their home security after the thefts in the Kintore and Inverurie areas.
Properties in Kintore’s Wyness Place and Castleview Avenue and Inverurie’s Corsmanhill Avenue were targeted.
The incidents happened at around 4am yesterday.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Walker has urged the public to take simple security measures such as ensuring all their doors and windows are locked at all times so that opportunistic thieves do not stand a chance.
He said: “By leaving your property unlocked you are making it easy for opportunistic thieves. In addition not only are you compromising your own safety but that of the general public too when stolen vehicles are driven dangerously by these criminals.
“We are also warning people about buying goods that may be stolen. While it may be tempting to purchase high value goods for a reasonable price by doing this you are assisting the criminals. If you suspect that property may have been stolen report this to the police.
“While we are continuing to work with partners to make the North East a hostile environment for this type of crime we need you to help us. If you see any concerning or suspicious behaviour in your neighbourhood please report it to us immediately on 101.”