Thieves have swooped to steal 90 lambs from a field in Keith.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the Suffolk Cross lambs were taken from a field adjacent to Balnamoon Farm, Crossroads, Keith. The theft happened between 10pm on September 9 and 3pm yesterday.
The livestock is valued at a low four-figure sum.
Inspector Neil Campbell said those responsible would have known what they were doing, would likely have used trained dogs to gather the sheep and used a large vehicle possibly twin decked to remove them from the field.
He added: “I would appeal to local farmers and those further afield to be extra vigilant with their livestock and ask that anyone who may have been in the area and saw any unusual activity should contact the police immediately.
“Anyone who has recently been offered any Suffolk Cross lambs for sale or is aware of their whereabouts should contact Police Scotland on 101, using reference 0276660917, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”