Ruralwatch: theft of tools

Fraser Laird reports:

"Around 0015 hours on the 5th December a quantity of tools were stolen from a wooden lock up on a farm near to Glenrothes.

The metal hasp on the lock up doors was bent allowing the bolt to be slid open. A vehicle engine was heard running around the time by occupants but they thought that it was a car belonging to a neighbour.

I do not have a complete list of tools stolen at this time but socket sets, drills and various hand tools were taken.

This is the second theft of tools that has been reported to me recently so please have a look at the security of your outhouses, sheds and garages. Often these buildings are forgotten about and not properly secured making them attractive targets for would be thieves.

There are a number of inexpensive devices on the market today that can improve the security of sheds and other buildings.

Padlock alarms, shed alarms, infra red beams are all readily available and may prevent a theft taking place.

Remember that property marking hand tools makes them less attractive to thieves as they are more difficult to move on.

I still have a number of Selecta DNA property marking kits and signage for £20 left, if you would like a kit please contact me on the telephone number below."

Fraser Laird

Community Safety Officer
Violence and Alcohol Reduction Unit - Prevention
Police Scotland

Brunton House
320 High Street

Telephone 01383 318745


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