POLICE are appealing for witnesses following two break-ins in Moray.
The first, according to police, occurred in the Alves area some time between Monday (March 11) and yesterday (Thursday), in an industrial yard in the Coltfield area.
A quantity of large tools, worth a high four-figure sum, were stolen.
Investigating officer PC Krystle Bentley said: "High-value tools have been taken in this theft, including a distinctive red pillar drill which is about six feet high, and a yellow compressor. The pillar drill in particular is unusual and I am keen to speak to anyone who may have been offered tools like this for sale.
"It is most likely those responsible had a vehicle to transport the stolen tools, and I would also appeal to anyone who has seen any vehicles or persons acting suspiciously in the area to come forward and help us with our enquiries."
The second break-in was in a house at Rothiemay yesterday (Thursday).
Police said it happened between 8am and 3.45pm, and as a result, jewellery worth a low three-figure sum was taken.
Anyone with information either crime is asked to contact Grampian Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if wishing to remain anonymous.