Two men are expected to appear in court today after a series of alleged theft by housebreaking incidents in Moray.
The incidents, which have involved money, electronic equipment and jewellery being taken, are reported to have taken place this year in Forres, Fochabers, Lhanbryde, Duffus and Burghead.
Three incidents are also said to have taken place in Elgin.
The men, aged 38 and 33, are expected to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court today.
Detective Sergeant George Nixon said: “Tackling acquisitive crime is a priority for officers here in the north-east. I would always urge homeowners to secure their homes and vehicles to reduce the chances of becoming the victim of this type of crime.
“However, where incidents do occur we will use every available means to identify those responsible, ensure that they face the consequences of their actions and, where possible, return any items stolen to their rightful owners.”