Police are stepping up patrols in the Warddykes area of Arbroath after the area was targeted in a series of raids at the weekend.
Officers are investigating a number of thefts, believed to be linked, from cars and a house and have urged householders to ensure their properties and belongings are secure.
In Warddykes Avenue, a black Kia Sportage was targeted between 5pm on Sunday and 10.15am on Monday.
A quantity of cash and bank cards were taken from a purse that had been left in the car.
In Warddykes Road, a blue Fiat Panda was broken into between 8pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.
A small sum of cash and other items were stolen.
In Warddykes Path, a black VW Golf was ransacked between 7pm on Sunday and noon on Monday.
A quantity of cash along with prescribed medication was stolen.
Although the medication is not dangerous, it should not be taken by someone for whom it is not prescribed.
Also, in Brechin Road, a house was targeted in a sneak-in theft some time between 11pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday.
A Panasonic 42in TV, a quantity of cash and a gold lady’s watch were stolen.
A police spokesman said: “We will be enhancing our patrolling of the Warddykes area over the coming days, but would ask everyone to please double-check your cars and homes are secure when you leave them.”
If you have any information that could assist investigations, call 101 or speak to any police officer. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.