Eight high-value electric bikes have been stolen from a shop in Ballater at the weekend.
Police are appealing for information after a break-in was reported at around 3.20am on Sunday at a property on Victoria road.
Seven Merida and one Cannondale electric pedal cycles were taken.
Officers leading the investigation are following a number of lines of inquiry however still appeal to anyone with information to get in touch.
Detective Constable Ailsa McKain, who is leading the investigation, said: “In particular we want to trace the movements of two transit vans – one blue and one white – which were seen in the Dinnet and Ballater areas around the time in question.
“I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious to get in touch, and also ask anyone with dash-cam footage of these areas to let us know.
“In addition, if you are offered these bikes for sale please get in touch as soon as possible. Thefts in this particular area – and especially on this scale – are completely unheard of meaning every effort is being made to identify those responsible and recover the bikes.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 0873 of September 9.