A man was due to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court on Monday facing charges connected to a series of break-ins to commercial premises in Moray.
The break-ins happened in Elgin between December 17 and January 3 and where particularly upsetting for shop owners over the Christmas period, a local police officer said.
Following the arrest of the 40-year-old, Sergeant Phil Wu said: “These crimes happened in the lead up to and over the festive period, which makes it all the more upsetting for the shop owners and staff, as they run small businesses and any loss hits them hard.
“We continue to tackle acquisitive crime and I would encourage anyone who witnesses suspicious activity to contact police with information, so we can help prevent this in the future.”
Meanwhile police in Lossiemouth are reporting that a 43-year-old man has appeared in court after a motoring incident in the town. In the monthly police report to the Lossiemouth Community Council, a spokesman said: “A 43 year old male appeared in court from custody following a collision involving a car colliding with a brick wall on Muirton Road about 5pm on Saturday 9 January 2016.
“The male was charged with drink driving and associated offences after being found to be almost six times the legal alcohol breath limit. The male was also charged in connection with a personal quantity of Class A controlled drugs which were found in his possession.”
Police Scotland are encouraging anyone who may witness suspicious activity to inform them on 101.