Police Scotland, Tayside Division are once again urging the rural communities, particularly owners of commercial business premises, to be on their guard against fuel theft.
The appeal follows incidents in recent days where fuel has been stolen.
As well as offering security advice, Tayside Division is urging farmers, business owners and their staff to be suspicious of people who arrive unannounced at their premises.
Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity or who has information that could assist police enquiries should call Tayside Division on 101 or speak to any officer. Alternatively they can pass information anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.