Police Scotland is investigating a spate of housebreakings in Dumfries and Galloway which happened sometime between Friday 27 and Sunday 30 November 2015.
Houses in Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas, Thornhill, Dumfries and Ruthwell were broken into, or attempts made to break into them over this period.
Four houses in Kirkcudbright were the subject of break-ins or attempts.
A watch, perfume, cash and other jewellery appear to have been taken in the raids.
In Castle Douglas a house in Dunmuir Road in the town was broken into sometime overnight Saturday/Sunday. Money and jewellery appear to have been the target again.
Other properties in Dumfries were entered but no property was stolen.
Detective Inspector Dean Little at Dumfries said: “ we are at this stage appealing for anyone in these towns or indeed anywhere else in the region to get in touch with us if they saw or heard anything suspicious between Friday evening and the early hours of Sunday morning.
“We are following reports of two sightings of a group of three men who appeared to be acting suspiciously in Thornhill and Castle Douglas in both the early hours of Saturday morning and later that same evening.
The men were seen in the Queensberry Beeches area of Thornhill at around 1am on Saturday morning and again at 8.40pm on Saturday evening in Dunmuir Road in Castle Douglas.
“They are described as male, white, 18/23 years of age, 5’9” tall, slim to medium build, dark hair wearing light coloured jeans and a blue waist length puffa style jacket.
The second also male, white, 18/23 years, dark hair, slim to medium build, wearing a dark puffa jacket and jeans.
And the third male, white, 5’10” tall, light coloured hair.square face wearing a green coloured waist length jacket and jeans.
Police are urging residents to be extra careful over the festive period.
Always close and lock doors and windows, don’t leave gifts out in view and leave a light on when out at night.
Anyone with information about the suspects or in need of help or advice should contact 101.