Police Scotland is carrying out enquiries following an attempted theft at about 3:30pm on Thursday, August 13, in Ballater.
It took place at Rowan Jewellery and the suspect is a male, described as being aged between 25 and 30 years of age, about 5ft 4”, with short dark hair, and wearing dark glasses.
He was wearing a polo shirt which was white with very slim pink vertical stripes, low slung denim jeans and black shiny leather shoes.
Marr Area Inspector Martin Burgess said: “This is a very unusual type of crime for Deeside and it would have been a busy day given that it was the Ballater Games. I would like to appeal to anyone who saw anything usual or suspicious or recognises the description of the man to contact Police Scotland on 101.”