Nearly £10,000 worth of equipment has been stolen from an Aberdeen bypass construction site.
Police are currently investigating the theft of two mobile generators, along with a number of hand tools, from the ongoing Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project near Dyce.
It is believed the items were stolen between the afternoon of Saturday, July 29 and the following morning.
The incident comes after thousands of pounds of equipment was stolen from another AWPR site in the Netherley area in May.
Constable Barbara McKenzie said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw any suspicious activity, people or vehicles in the area at the time to please get in touch as our investigation continues.
“The site may be off-road, however the routes in the vicinity are widely used and it could be you saw something that could help.
“A great deal of effort would have gone into gaining access to the site in the first place before the person – or people – responsible took the items in question. It won’t be tolerated.”
A spokesman for Transport Scotland said: “We can confirm that a number of items have been taken from the contractor’s site.
“Police Scotland is investigating this matter and we are therefore unable to comment further.”
Meanwhile, motorists are being advised the Kingswells to Marshall Trailers road will be shut close to its junction with the Forrit Brae road this weekend to allow for AWPR surfacing works.
The road will be closed between 8pm on Friday, and will reopen at around 6am on Monday.
Diversions will be put in place.
A spokesman for Transport Scotland said: “This road is a well-used commuter route, and the contractor has timed this closure to minimise the impact it may have on road users.
“However, we would like to encourage those drivers who would consider using this route at weekends to plan their journey in advance.
“They should also give themselves additional travelling time, so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.”
Anyone with information about the theft should call 101.