Thieves have stolen two motorbikes worth a combined £6,000 from a converted Moray steading.
In addition to the thefts of the Honda CR250s, a set of Honda motorcycle leathers and two Schoei crash helmets costing £2,000 were taken.
Police are investigating the incident, which happened between 7pm on Saturday and 7.30am the next day, during which some power tools which were lying on a shelf were also stolen.
The remote steading at Mains of Findochty is situated between Portessie and Findochty, near Buckie.
Resident Gary Wilson, who was not in the property at the time of the incident, discovered the bikes had gone.
The offshore worker said: “My young lad races up in Elgin and it was his spare bike which was one of those that got pinched.
“We’ve already replaced one of the bikes. It’s really annoying to be continually targeted like this. “
This is the second time Mr Wilson’s property has been targeted in recent months.
He said: “In March our green Apache 100cc quad bike was stolen and it is still to be found.
“We’ve no way of knowing for sure but we think it’s the same individuals as the last time.
“They got in through the gate which leads to the railway bridge near here.
“The police were here on Monday and took fingerprints but it was wet at the time so I don’t think it was too successful, although two push bikes were found lying on a nearby hill afterwards.”
During last weekend’s break-in the windows of a digger that Mr Wilson owns were also smashed.
A police spokesman said: “Anybody who has information regarding this incident is asked to get in touch.”