Cash and gold worth £600,000 stolen from Asian families
More than 50 break-ins have been reported across Scotland so far this year.
Asian families have been targeted in a series of raids across Scotland.
More than 50 break-ins have been reported in the central belt this year and more than £600,000 worth of cash and jewellery has been stolen.
The thefts have taken place in Fife and the west of Scotland, mostly in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, and Robroyston, Glasgow.
Valuable jewellery often gifted as wedding presents and handed down as heirlooms by Asian families has been targeted.
Police Scotland's detective inspector John Morrison said the Glasgow break-ins are believed to be linked.
"We believe that these homes are being targeted as it is only jewellery and cash that is being stolen," he said.
"We also believe that these crimes are linked and we are following a number of lines of inquiry in relation to them.
"Uniform and plain-clothed patrols have been stepped up in these areas and officers are also engaging with the public through local events and partner agencies to tackle this issue."