Police are investigating a spate of break-ins in Inverness.
Four homes were targeted in the Culduthel, Lochardil and Inshes areas of the city on Monday and Tuesday.
Detective Sergeant Christopher Macleod, of Inverness CID, said cash and high-value items of jewellery were taken during the incidents.
He said: “We are determined to catch those responsible and wish to reassure the public that uniform and plain clothes patrols have been stepped up in these areas of the city.
“We would ask that anyone driving in these areas with dash-cam footage in their vehicles get in touch, as they may have picked up something of note.
“We would always urge anyone with high-value jewellery and large amounts of cash, not to keep them in the house and take relevant security measures. If you have to store it in your house, store it securely and out of sight, such as an anchored safe. Anyone with high value items should take photos of them as this can assist police to identify the pieces, should they be recovered.
“We would also advise people to be wary of cold callers and ensure you verify that they are legitimate tradesmen. If you are suspicious in any way at all, do not let them into your home and report the matter to the police.
“I would ask the public to be extra vigilant and contact police if they see anyone acting suspiciously in the local community.
“Anyone with information that may assist our ongoing investigation is asked to contact the CID at Burnett Road Police Station, Inverness through 101 quoting incident 2972 of 3 February.
“Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.”