Appeal follows Lossie Forest thefts while man in court for Elgin offences

INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC is being sought by police following a break-in at an industrial quarry at Lossie Forest.

Tools, equipment and fuel valued at a low four-figure sum was stolen from the site at some point between the evening of Friday, August 11 and the following morning.

Leading the investigation is local PC Stuart Dick, who said: “Given that this is an extremely remote site with no public vehicle access, the person or people responsible for this will have no doubt planned to target this specifically and will have looked out of place.

“Numerous enquiries are ongoing however we know that the area is popular with dog walkers and would ask that anyone who was in the area that night and saw anything or anyone suspicious to please come forward if you think you can help.

“You can contact Police on 101 quoting reference number 1252 of Aug 15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.”

Meanwhile Elgin man Colin Grant, 37, has appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court facing charges in relation to various incidents including theft, housebreaking and intended theft.

Grant made no plea when faced with two charges of theft, four charges of being in a building with intent to commit theft and one charge of housebreaking with intent to steal.

The allegations relate to incidents that happened between Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 in the Covesea Road, Lossiemouth Road and Mannoch Court areas of Elgin.