Thieves stole valuables from bags from visitors to an Aberdeen park, prompting a police warning.
The youngsters were enjoying time at Hazlehead Park and had set up a tent and left their belongings in it before going for a walk on Saturday.
They returned a few minutes later to find thieves had rifled through their bags taking valuables.
After the group reported the incident to police, officers reminded people not to hope someone else will look after their property while they are not there.
In the latest police report, which goes to Craigiebuckler and Seafield community council and covers all incidents in April, Sergeant Simon Lewis-Dalby said: “There have been three thefts in the area.
“They relate to instances in which young people have left a significant number of their bags and belongings within a tent while they enjoyed the open spaces of Hazlehead Park.
“Inquiries are ongoing and we would ask parents to remind their children not to leave their belongings in communal areas in the hope someone might look after them.”
Police have not said when in April the incident took place.
Sgt Lewis-Dalby also reassured residents his colleagues were tackling “selfish” parking outside schools.
“In response to residents’ requests, officers will be taking a robust approach, balancing education with enforcement, to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions,” said Sgt Lewis-Dalby. He added: “We will continue to address local speeding issues and support our schools in ensuring the safety of your children with operations around our local primary schools to educate irresponsible and selfish parents. I’m sure you know who they are.”
In another police report going to the Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber community council, Sgt Lewis-Dalby said there had been three instances of housebreakings or sneak-in thefts in the area.
He said: “Inquiries are still ongoing into these crimes.
“Such incidents are relatively rare, however we would urge you to lock your doors and check they are locked. Never leave spare keys to your house in an unlocked garage.”