The raid on Moray Metals Ltd on March Road East in the town took place at some point between 2pm on Monday, March 16 and 9am on Wednesday, March 18.
A Kemppi Evo 200 mig welder and Honda 13hp welder-generator were stolen from the premises in a theft that business owner Adam Desmier believes had been “well planned”.
It had been the second time the business had been targeted by thieves in under a year and forced Mr Desmier to halt work and repay deposits to customers for whom he could not complete orders already received.
At the time of the theft Mr Desmier told the P&J: “It all looked normal. When I turned the key to open the workshop up, I was stood there in total shock. There was nothing there. They’d taken everything.
“They knew what they wanted, and, obviously, there had to have been more than one person. The Honda generator is a beast. It would have taken at least two people with a van involved.”
Now investigating officer Constable Kevin Buchanan has issued a renewed appeal to anyone who might have information about the theft.
He said: “I would urge anyone with information regarding this theft to come forward. I would also appeal to anyone who has been offered any items for sale, and who thinks it may be related to this theft, to contact police.”
Anyone who believes they can assist is being asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.