Vandals who smashed windows at a former North-east academy set for demolition put themselves at risk by entering the site, the police have warned.
Officers are investigating after the damage occurred and building equipment was stolen at the old Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk between 5pm on Friday and 9am on Monday.
The value of the items stolen from within is estimated to be a mid three-figure sum of money.
Pc Joe Smith said: “The academy is currently being stripped out in preparation for demolition and specialist contractors are currently removing hazardous materials from within.
“I would stress that individuals are putting themselves at risk by entering the building.
“Amongst the items stolen was a specialist face mask manufactured by Sundstron, which is yellow in colour.
“I would urge anyone who has information regarding the damage and theft to contact the police.”