Police in Angus are warning residents to be vigilant following recent reported housebreakings.
In one incident, jewellery, photographic equipment and money was stolen from a house in Forfar’s Westfield Drive, between 5.30pm and 10pm on Monday, January 12.
Local sergeant Charlie Colvin, urged residents to think about their home security and also that of their neighbours, particularly older, or more vulnerable residents.
He recommended setting timers on internal lights and radios, fitting new or checking existing external security lights, and locking all doors, windows, sheds and lock up garages.
He said householders should also put away garden tools and ladders securely and set curtains or blinds to stop people “window shopping”.
He said: “Mark all valuables with your postcode and house number and make an inventory of your property. A free and private inventory can be created at www.immobilise.com.
“Consider installing an intruder alarm and remember if you do have one please use it.”
He asked resident to report any suspicions immediately and if they suspected that a crime was in progress to call 999.
For information or advice people can contact their local Community Officer or visit www.neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk.
Anyone with information that could assist police enquiries should call 101.