Seven people have been charged in connection with alleged theft offences, with six expected in court today and one at a later date.
Five men and two women will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to four incidents in Gourdon, Fettercairn, Banff and various locations in Aberdeen city.
An 18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man have been charged in connection with numerous alleged break-ins at businesses in Aberdeenshire, including the Ramsay Arms Hotel at Fettercairn, and the Quayside Restaurant in Gourdon.
In total the pair have been charged in connection with five alleged theft by housebreakings in the north-east, an alleged intended theft and an alleged attempted housebreaking. They are expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.
A 52-year-old man is also due to appear at court today in connection with four alleged theft by housebreakings in the city centre, West End and Kittybrewster areas of Aberdeen earlier this month.
Three people have also been charged in connection with an alleged by housebreaking in the Cummings Park Crescent over the weekend where valuables worth a five-figure sum were reported stolen.
The three – a 17-year-old and two men aged 35 and 43 – were subsequently arrested and charged in connection and are expected to appear in court today.
In addition, a 23-year-old will appear at court at a later date with three alleged theft by housebreakings and an attempted housebreaking last month in the West End of Aberdeen.
Detective Sergeant Bruce Buntain said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous members of the public who have assisted with these investigations.
“Acquisitive crimes can be devastating for the victims involved and they won’t be tolerated. We take action every day to ensure the north-east remains one of the safest places to live in Scotland and, when the worst does happen, we do everything we can to ensure such crimes don’t happen again.
“It’s never too late to make your home security a priority to make it impossible for people to gain access to your valuables.”