The theft of over £1000 worth of alcohol from the warehouse of a Moray store is being described as “worrying” by a local councillor.
The Co-op storeroom at East Church Street in Buckie was raided at the weekend and a large quantity of alcohol, included Whisky, Brandy and Wine, removed.
Local councillor Gordon McDonald said that it was of some concern in a town where the crime rate was relatively low.
Councillor McDonald said: “We have been quite blessed in terms of the crime rate in Buckie – but I suppose that this is the time of year when you need to be on your guard even more than normal.
“With dark nights the worry is that thieves will now start looking at houses and clearly people need to be concerned.”
Police Scotland say that they would welcome information from the public over the theft, which took place at some time between 5.30am and 5.45am on Sunday.
A spokesman for the Co-op said that CCTV footage has been passed to police but also appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone who may have information is being asked to contact the police by dialling 101 or through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.