Social media has been utilised by thieves in a recent spate to hit the North-east.
Police Scotland was alerted to the theft of two quad bikes from a garage in the Boddam are of Peterhead at around 3.30am today.
Meanwhile a silver Freelander was taken from a property in Elgin and was later found well ablaze in Aberdeen at around 4.30am.
A house in Foveran was also entered overnight and keys to a vehicle stolen.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Walker said: “In some cases it is clear that those responsible for thefts are using social media and the Internet to determine what valuables and vehicles are out there, where they are being kept and how easy they might be to steal.
“I would urge you to take extra caution when posting details online about your valuables, in particular if you are advertising them for sale online, and to not post any specific details which could identity where you live.
“Social media is a great tool and can even assist in the detection of crime, however it is also an easy gateway for potential thieves to gather information about your possessions and your whereabouts.”
Anyone with useful information is asked to contact police.