POLICE Scotland are investigating an overnight break-in to a van in Mosstodloch, which resulted in the theft of a chainsaw.
The incident occurred between Sunday night (February 2) and the following morning. The van was parked in the Mossmill Park area of the village.
The chainsaw, a white and orange Stihl MS660 95cc petrol-driven model, is intended for professional use and is valued at £2,000.
Constable Paul Thompson, of the Fochabers local policing team, said: "I have been informed that the stolen chainsaw is very powerful and intended for professional use only. In inexperienced hands it could be extremely dangerous. I would strongly urge whoever took the chainsaw not to use it.
"I would appeal to anyone who is offered this chainsaw, has knowledge of its current whereabouts or of who took it to come forward."
Information can be passed on by contacting Police Scotland on 101 or by speaking to officers at the Fochabers police office. Anonymous information can also be given to Crimestoppers by phoning 0800 555 111.