Police Scotland are urging people to be vigilant following incidents of carpet tacks being strewn across roads in the New Elgin area.
There have been numerous incidents since the beginning of the year in the Anderson Drive, Bezack Street and Murray Street areas.
As a result, a number of cars have had their tyres damaged, with the total damage estimated at a four figure sum.
PC MacLeod, who is investigating the incidents, said: “These are senseless and indiscriminate acts which can have a significant impact on members of the public.
“I don’t need to spell out the hazard that damaged car tyres can cause, let alone the financial impact to the many victims.
“While we have been increasing patrols in the area, I would urge local residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to Police.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.