Police officers are investigating two thefts from rural properties including the theft of a dumper truck and trailer last night.
A large dumper truck and trailer were stolen from a rural property in the Turriff area near to the Colp Road at around 1am this morning.
The Benford Terex dumper truck and I-for Williams trailer have a combined value of a mid four figure sum of money.
Also a quantity of tools valued at a low four figure sum were taken from a secure outbuilding on a farm in Fyvie between 8pm on Monday, September 11 and 8am on Tuesday, September 12.
Detective Constable Richard Cooper of the CID Proactive team based at Fraserburgh said: "Thieves have been out in Aberdeenshire this week and so I want to warn home and business owners to be especially vigilant in terms of securing their property and vehicles.
"If anyone recalls seeing the Benford truck, trailer or indeed if anyone has been offered industrial tools for sale in the last day or so I would ask them to get in touch."
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting references 0185 of 13 September for the truck, and reference 0958 of 12 September for the tools.
To remain anonymous you contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.