POLICE are urging people living in rural areas of Moray to be vigilant following a series of agricultural-based housebreakings this week.
According to police, thefts occurred at numerous rural Speyside properties between Monday and Tuesday.
As a result, a variety of vehicles, machinery and tools worth a low five-figure sum of money were stolen.
Investigating officer Constable Russell Copp said the police want to hear from witnesses.
"I would like to remind members of the public, especially those living in rural areas and members of the farming community, to remain vigilant in securing their property," he said.
"If anybody has any information regarding these thefts or believes they may have seen something suspicious or in the area at the time, they are urged to contact us on 101."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if wishing to remain anonymous.