Thieves have made off with a large sum of money after breaking into a Brechin vets in a series of incidents across Montrose and Brechin over the weekend and this morning.
Police Scotland are appealing for information following a spate of incidents which saw a number of break-ins and attempts to gain access to vehicles.
Between midnight and 4:45am, Brechin Golf Club was broken into, and between 2.20am and 4am, Caledonian Golf Club in Montrose was also raided.
In a third incident, between 4am and 5.15am, Hillside Post Office near Montrose was broken into.
In all three cases, nothing appears to have been taken.
Near Montrose, at about 2:20am, three persons were disturbed in a driveway at Muirton Of Ballochy where they were seen to be trying to gain entry to cars parked there.
Although, investigating officers do not have any direct evidence linking this incident to the break-ins, a link is not being ruling out.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “We are also investigating a theft from a vet in Park Road, Brechin which happened overnight Friday into Saturday where a large quantity of money was stolen.
“This building was also subject of a further attempt to break in again over the rest of the weekend which was unsuccessful.
“We will be out on patrol in the rural areas in the early hours, but we can’t be everywhere, so please double check the security of your homes, businesses and buildings.
“If you have any information that could assist us in our inquiries into these incidents, please call 101 or speak with any police officer.
“Also, information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our references are listed against the incidents.”
Brechin and Edzell SNP Councillor Kenny Braes said: “I would ask anyone with any information to get in touch with the police as soon as possible.
“Fortunately, crime figures for these types of incidents in Angus remain generally low.
“I hope the police quickly bring those responsible to justice, and I would urge people not only to be vigilant, but to also consider getting involved with neighbourhood watch schemes.”