Police have launched an investigation following a series of break-ins at houses across the Letham area of Perth over the past week.
On Tuesday December 3 a house in Huntingtower Road was broken into between 6.30am and 7.30am though nothing was reported stolen.
The following evening a male burglar was disturbed by the resident of a house on Struan Road at around 5.45pm.
The thief managed to steal a silver DKNY watch and was described as wearing a black jacket with the hood up.
Yesterday, December 9, a thief attempted to gain entry to a house in Cluny Terrace at around 5.30pm but was unsuccessful after being spotted by a video doorbell at the property.
The suspect was again described as wearing a dark jacket with the hood up and also carrying a backpack.
Police are linking all three incidents due to the similarities in each case where a rear window was forced open using a crowbar or similar type of tool.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We would like to ask all residents in the area to be vigilant of anyone acting suspiciously, or who appears to be giving attention to properties that appear to have no-one in them.
“If you have to go out for any length of time, please take security precautions such as ensuring that windows and doors are locked, and leave a light on within if possible.”
Officers have launched an appeal for witnesses and have asked anyone with information to call 101 or speak to any police officer.
Information can also be passed anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. using reference number 3321 of 3rd December.