SNEAK thieves have been at work in Alness and police are urging people to protect their property.
Items including power tools and cigarettes were stolen from three unlocked vehicles between 5pm on Friday, March 3 and 4pm on Saturday, March 4.
Two mountain bikes valued at hundreds of pounds have also gone missing.
An Onza mountain bike worth around £300 was stolen from the Firhill area between Saturday, March 4 and the afternoon of Tuesday, March 7.
And a Carrera mountain bike worth £250 was stolen from the Westford area of Alness between 8pm on Monday, March 6 and 8.30am on Tuesday, March 7.
Items of jewellery and clothing, valued at around £300, were stolen from a residential property in the Coulpark area following a break-in thought to have occurred during the day on Tuesday, March 7.
Inspector Alasdair Goskirk from Alness police station said: "We are appealing for information about these thefts and also ask that anyone who sees suspicious activity contact us.
"I would urge the public to take steps to secure their homes and vehicles to reduce the risk of being a victim of opportunistic thieves.
"We have officers conducting patrols in the community and would urge people to report suspicious behaviour to them or by calling us on 101."