Police have issued a warning to the public following a spate of mobile phone thefts in Aberdeen.
Nine devices were stolen from pubs in the city centre in the space of just a few days.
The community policing team’s Inspector David Howieson said: “The most common methods used by thieves can include taking unattended mobile phones from tables and bars, stealing from unattended or open handbags and taking from unattended jackets.
“The analogy often used is that you wouldn’t put £400 in cash on a nightclub table and walk away from it, or leave it in open sight, so you shouldn’t do it with your mobile phone.”
Police have urged anyone with information on the thefts to contact them on 101 ,or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.