Two youths and four men have been charged in relation to seven alleged break-ins which resulted in nearly £10,000 of property being stolen.
The alleged break-ins took place in Aberdeen and Kingswells between July and October.
All of those arrested were male, two were aged 15 with the other four being 17, 20, 25 and 27.
Property worth more than £9,000 was taken. Around £6,000 of it has since been recovered.
Detective Inspector Stuart McAdam said: “Operation Magpie has been launched to tackle acquisitive crime in the North-east which includes thefts and housebreakings.
“These types of crimes, even in cases where nothing has been taken, are particularly harrowing for victims and we are committed to carrying out retrospective inquiries to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.
“I continue to urge householders to lock their doors and windows and for residents to report anything suspicious or unusual that they see in their neighbourhood to us.”