Construction firm believe £5k raid was professional

Builders suspect raid on their Forres site was carried out by professionals
Builders suspect raid on their Forres site was carried out by professionals

THE THIEVES WHO raided a Moray construction site are believed to have inside knowledge of the industry.

Police issued an appeal this week for information after the site at North Street in Forres was entered with around £5000 worth of specialist tools taken.

Now management at Robertson Construction, whose equipment was taken in the raid, say they believe that those responsible had inside knowledge of exactly what to take – although staff remained baffled as to how the criminals managed to gain entry to the secure site.

“We do not know how these people got in but it does appear that they escaped through a gate leading to North Road at the side of the site,” senior project manager Gary Meek said.

Commenting on the specialist knowledge required in the raid, he added: “They were certainly savvy to the construction trade – they picked tools they knew would be the easiest to sell on rather than just the most expensive.”

Mr Meek added that those responsible “definitely seemed professional”, saying that the raid came as a surprise at a site that had previously had none of the usual vandalism or graffiti problems.

Local tradesmen and builders have been alerted to the thefts and are being asked to contact Police immediately if specialist construction tools are offered to them under suspicious circumstances.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 if they saw anything suspicious in the area between 5.40pm on Tuesday and 7am on Wednesday.