NINETY lambs worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a field next to a farm.
Police said trained dogs were likely to have been used to round up the Suffolk Cross lambs during the raid.
A large vehicle, possibly twin decked, was probably used to remove the sheep from the field.
Officers are appealing for information about the theft which took place between 10pm on Saturday, September 9 and 3pm on Friday, September 22, in a field adjacent to Balnamoon Farm, Crossroads, Keith in Moray.
Inspector Neil Campbell said: “I would appeal to local farmers and those further afield to be extra vigilant with their livestock and ask that anyone who may have been in the area and saw any unusual activity should contact the police immediately.
“Anyone who has recently been offered any Suffolk Cross lambs for sale or is aware of their whereabouts should contact Police Scotland on 101, using reference 0276660917, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”
The lambs are valued at a low four-figure sum.