The public have been urged to “keep their eyes open” after a large metal hippopotamus weighing the best part of a tonne was stolen from a garden statue business.
It was almost the perfect crime: a would-be bicycle thief spotted his quarry in a quiet, tucked-away corner and chose his moment to swoop.
The owners of a shop in Boat of Garten, which had a substantial amount of money stolen on Boxing Day, have spoken of their “disbelief” about the incident.
An Edinburgh woman was left stunned and angry when her stolen debit card was used to withdraw £300 from her account more than 170 miles away in Elgin.
A safe containing funds for a Christmas lunch has been stolen from a care home by thieves using a wheelchair.
An accountant who was jailed for scamming £1.8 million from the Bermudan government has had his sentence increased for stealing £50,000 from his own mother.
A man has pleaded guilty to the theft of hair straighteners and cash from a Peterhead salon.
The owner of a Peterhead sweet shop is "absolutely devastated" after a heartless thief stole a Poppy Scotland charity tin from her business, just days after Remembrance Sunday.
A six-foot tall fibreglass gorilla has been stolen from a hotel roof in central London.
A police search is underway for car thieves who narrowly avoided running over a dog.
Police in Inverness are appealing for witnesses after a house was broken into.
A north-east man has admitted stealing from a convenience store just 27 minutes after being released from custody.
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted theft in Elgin.
A man has been arrested after £1,000 worth of jackets were allegedly stolen from a Deeside clothes shop.
Police in Nairn are making inquiries after a theft and vandalism at a construction site.
Police are searching for thieves responsible for taking £2,000 worth of tools from a van in an Aberdeenshire town.
A woman who was robbed of £50,000 worth of property in Banff is being treated at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the aftermath of her ordeal.
Police in Inverness are appealing following a break-in at a camera shop near Beauly.
A beekeeper has been left distraught after thieves stole four of his five hives - containing around 60,000 bees.
Two men have been charged in connection with the alleged theft of a number of high-value electric bikes from a shop in Aberdeenshire.
Investigations continue into allegations of the theft of machinery from Aberdeen City Council.
A police probe has been launched after machinery was allegedly stolen from Aberdeen City Council - with a boss in the spotlight.
Police in the north-east are reminding businesses to be on their guard after a series of industrial thefts last week.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her handbag stolen.
Police are hunting thieves who targeted an Aberdeen shop and made off with cigarettes and alcohol.
An Aberdeen man has been jailed for a bizarre string of offences committed as he crossed the city to pick up birthday presents from his mum.
Police in Aberdeen have appealed for information after a car was stolen from a home in the city’s Sheddocksley area.
A 14-year-old boy has been charged in relation to a series of alleged thefts by housebreak-ins in the New Pitsligo area.
A young girl has been left heartbroken after vandals stole her bicycle then torched it just yards from her house.
Police in Caithness are appealing for information after a sneak-in theft from a home in the Bremners Walk area of Wick.
A 39-year-old man is expected to appear in court in connection with a series of thefts from homes in Inverness.
Police in Ross-shire are appealing for information following a break-in at a pharmacy in Alness.