Police are appealing for information following a series of housebreakings across Aberdeenshire.
The break-ins occurred in Porlethen, Kemnay and Laurencekirk.
Detective Sergeant William Murdoch, of Aberdeen CID, said: “These are high value break-ins whereby expensive items of treasured sentimental value have been stolen.
“Crimes of this nature are heart breaking for the homeowners, their home has been sullied and cherished items stolen.
“I urge anyone who knows anything about these crimes to call police immediately on 101.
“For local residents living in the areas affected, cast your memory back to the times these incidents have occurred.
“Please inform us if you have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles, every piece of information will be scrutinised as it may be important to our investigations.”
The full list of break-ins are:
• Stuart Crescent, Kemnay reported to have happened between 7:30pm and 8:10pm on Friday 28 February (incident 3557 of Friday 28 February)
• The Glebe, Kemnay, reported to have happened between 3pm on Friday 28 February and 1pm on Sunday 1 March (incident 2051 of 1 March)
• Lethenview House, Hillside, Portlethen reported to have happened between 5:30pm and 9:30pm on Friday 28 February (incident 2207 of Saturday 29 February)
• Garvocklea Gardens, Laurencekirk, reported to have happened between 12pm and 7:40pm on Saturday 29 February (incident 3509 of Saturday 29 February).
Please call police on 101, quoting the above reference numbers.
Alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.