Police Scotland have appealed for witnesses following two break-ins and one attempted break-in within the Stonehaven area.
Targeted were Ann Street, the location of the Mearns Leader office, and the neighbouring Arbuthnott Street as well as the High Street.
A Police spokesperson said: “The incidents happened in the area of Ann Street, Arbuthnott Street and High Street between 8.20am and 6.30pm last Friday, March 13.
‘‘A small amount of personal items were taken.
“Police Scotland would like to hear from anyone who has any information regarding these crimes or who may have seen any suspicious people or vehicles in the area during this time.
“Any person with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or, if wishing to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”