Appeal following break-ins

Police are appealing for witnesses following two break-ins to houses at Roadside of Catterline, Stonehaven and Bridge of Bennie, Banchory.

The incidents happened in the morning of Tuesday, February 26. As a result of the break-ins, jewellery worth a low five figure sum, was stolen from both properties.

Aberdeenshire and Moray Division Crime Reduction officer PC Andy Rankin said: “I would urge anyone who owns high value jewellery to keep the items in a safe place.

“Householders should consider where they keep valuable jewellery and in particular not to store it in an obvious place. Where appropriate consider purchasing a small safe. Any jewellery should also be photographed and details recorded, so that if they were stolen, the chances of identification and recovery would be greatly increased.”

Anyone with any information should contact Grampian Police on 101 or, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.