Life-saving defibrillator damaged in 'mindless' act
The defibrillator from Stonehaven was damaged between last Thursday and Friday.
A life-saving defibrillator has been damaged in an "mindless and inexcusable" act.
Spare pads were also stolen from Market Square between noon on Thursday and Friday morning.
Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious.
Sergeant Mark Conner said: "I'm astounded that anyone would go out of their way to vandalise a potentially life-saving piece of equipment.
"It is completely mindless and inexcusable and certainly will not be tolerated.
"The defibrillator is thankfully still available for public use and is currently stored within the Market Arms bar."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.