Two people have appeared in court charged with a series of thefts across Moray and the Highlands.
Aoife Bailey, from Moray, and Craig Smith, of no fixed abode, both appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday.
The duo were arrested after a police investigation following the theft of five charity tins from stores in Elgin and Inverness during the last month.
Tobacco and alcohol were also taken from raids in Inverness and Muir of Ord. Electrical items were reported missing from a home in Forres.
Yesterday, the duo made no plea when they appeared in private at court.
Bailey, 33, faces two charges or theft by housebreaking and a further accusation of theft.
Smith faces three accusations of theft by housebreaking, one charge of theft and an accusation of attempted theft.
The 42-year-old is also accused of driving without a valid licence and failing to stop for police when requested to do so.
Both had their cases committed for further examination. Smith was remanded in custody but Bailey was released on bail.
Detective Inspector Fionnuala McPhail said: “We are committed to tackling acquisitive crime and we work together cohesively across all the divisions and departments to focus our resources and specialist knowledge in order to gather information and ultimately tackle more crime.”