Police Scotland are asking the public to be alert in relation to the security of their homes after a spate of break-ins to homes across Galloway over the past 10 days or so.
Enquiries are ongoing into these crimes, many of which happened when the home was unoccupied either for a few days or over a longer period when the occupiers were away on holiday.
Crime reduction Officer Constable Derek Hughes sayid: “Anyone who is concerned about the security of their home can call us on 101 to arrange a free crime prevention survey with their local crime reduction officer.
“We will make an appointment for a suitable time to call and give advice on simple and cost-effective ways of increasing the security of your home, helping to make you feel that bit safer. It just might be the best call you ever make, as no-one wants to be the victim of a break-in. Make it hard for the thieves, and we are here to help keep you safe with advice and assistance.”