PEOPLE are being urged to secure their homes and vehicles following several thefts in the Bishopmills area of Elgin.
Without giving details, the police have stated there were "a number" of incidents last week.
Sergeant Mark Bayliss said: "I would like to remind the public to be vigilant and to ensure they lock their vehicles and their homes at night to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime.
"Keep any valuables out of sight or completely remove them from vehicles overnight.
"All modern vehicles have central locking and so all we ask is that owners press that one button to lock their vehicle.
"Please lock the front and back doors to your homes and store car keys away from these doors.
"With the better weather there is a temptation to leave windows open overnight but where possible I would ask that, certainly on ground floors, they are kept closed and locked.
"Also, if you notice any suspicious behaviour please call police immediately on 999 so we can respond and detect those responsible."