Buckie thefts prompt an appeal from local police

WITNESSES ARE BEING sought by Police in Buckie following two separate thefts of tools in the Moray town.

The first crime occurred between Wednesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 22 at the Mill of Buckie area where an orange coloured MBW compactor was stolen which is valued at a low four figure sum.

The second crime occurred overnight between 5.00pm on Wednesday, November 22 and 6.30am on Thursday, November 23 in the Douglas Crescent area where a Nissan Van was broken into and a green and blue box containing a red and green Makita drill, batteries and drill bits were stolen which are valued at a mid-three figure sum.

Inspector Neil Campbell said: “Now that we are into the dark winter nights, I would urge the public particularly those in the building trade and house holders alike to ensure that houses, vehicles and any property of value is locked and secured and anything of value placed out of sight to prevent opportunistic thefts occurring.

“I would ask anyone who saw anything suspicious or untoward in these areas at the relevant times or is offered the items for sale to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 0380 of 22 November or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”