Police are warning residents in the Ellon and Newburgh areas to be vigilant following a number of break-ins in the communities.
Officers have also issued an appeal for any information following the thefts that occurred between Tuesday, October 28, and Wednesday, October 29.
On Tuesday, October 28, between 6am and 3.45pm, electrical power tools and personal items were stolen from a residential property in the Esslemont area of Ellon with a value estimated to be a mid-three figure sum.
On the same day, between 9.15am and 1.15pm, a residential property close to the junction of the A90 Foveran to Newburgh road was targeted and personal items valued at a low-three-figure sum were stolen along with a mid-two-figure sum of cash.
Additionally, between 12pm on Tuesday, October 28, and 8am on Wednesday, October 29, a portable cabin was broken into in the Newburgh area.
This resulted in the theft of six alloy wheels valued at a high-two-figure sum of cash.
Police are advising residents in these areas to ensure doors and windows are secured before they go out.
They are also asked to check around the premises to make sure that all entry and exit points are properly secured.
People with alarms are encouraged to check the system regularly and to ensure it is set whenever they are away from the property.
Members of the public who may have seen people acting suspiciously in their local area are advised to call the police on 101, or if they want to remain anonymous, they should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.