An ATM machine has been tampered with and damaged in a north-east town.
Police said nothing was taken during the attempted theft from the machine in the Market Street area of Stonehaven.
Detective Sergeant Steve Beattie, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are following several lines of inquiry in relation to this incident, however I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to please contact police.
“In particular we would be keen to speak to anyone who saw a man aged in his 40s with dark hair between the hours of 1.30am and 3am that morning to get in touch – you may have information which could assist.
“I would also appeal to the public to please inform police if and when they see suspicious activity at any ATM. The sooner we know, the quicker we can target our resources to the right places at the right times.
“Contact Police on 101 with information or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.”