Police Scotland are urging the public to make sure their property is secure following a number of thefts from farms and vehicles in the Scottish Borders.
The incidents happened over the festive period at various areas around Selkirk, Jedburgh and Newcastleton.
"Vehicles and outbuildings are often attractive to would-be thieves because of the possibility that high-value items are left within.
"However, making sure that your property is secured will deter criminal activity.
"Outbuildings and vehicles should always be locked securely when unattended and where possible, alarms and CCTV cameras should be considered.”
"Ensuring items of value are stored out of sight will also help protect your property and storage containers for fuel should also be placed in areas that are not easily visible to other members of the public."
– Chief Inspector Andrew Clark, Police Scotland
Anyone looking for more information on crime prevention can contact their local policing team or call 101.
Police Scotland have said they are 'proactively' tackling housebreaking in the Scottish Border area.
The news comes as a 25-year-old man was arrested and charged after a break-in at an address in Torwoodlee Road in Galashiels on 3 January.
The arrest co-insides with the Operation RAC, an initiative launched by the police in December to tackle housebreaking across Scotland.
"Communities within the Scottish Borders identified housebreaking as a priority issue, both in rural areas and in towns. As such, local officers are carrying out a range of activities to proactively target housebreakers and bring those responsible for these offences to justice. As part of Operation RAC, we remain committed to providing our communities with all the necessary information they require to safeguard their homes and businesses against crime."
– Chief Inspector Andrew Clark, Local Commander for the Scottish Borders
Over 130 people were arrested as part of a Police Scotland campaign to keep people safe in the Scottish Borders during the festive period.
Operation Tinsel was launched across the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division in December to target offences, which regularly occur over Christmas and New Year.
In addition, officers provided a high-visibility presence throughout the region to engage with the public and offer a range of advice and guidance on crime prevention.
"Offences such as violence, domestic abuse, antisocial behaviour and road safety are all policing priorities for the Borders and we have carried out significant enforcement activity in these areas to safeguard the public from harm. Operation Tinsel may have come to an end, but police in the Scottish Borders will continue to proactively target those involved in criminal activity and bring them to justice, while at the same time offering all the necessary crime prevention information to our communities."