Ruralwatch: Theft of tools and suspicious vehicle

Fraser Laird reports:

"Between 2100 hours on the 29th November and 0620 hours on the 30th November a quantity of tools were stolen from a shed on a farm near to Balmullo.

The shed was secured with metal bar and padlock which were left lying on the ground. The occupants of the cottage heard  voices around four in the morning but thought that it was a neighbour letting her dog out and thought no more of it.

The following tools were stolen;

  • Orange Stihl saw “Farm Boss”
  • Yellow Dewalt cordless drill
  • Braco Socket set
  • Green bag containing various hand tools.

 Another vehicle has been seen in suspicious circumstances in the Guardbridge area. This time it was a green Range Rover containing four males and a greyhound dog.

The vehicle drove into a farm and all of the occupants got out, when the farmer approached them they asked to buy some potatoes which they then purchased.

Before leaving they asked the farmer if he had any scrap metal lying around to which he replied that he had none.

Due to the number of males and their demeanour the farmer felt quite intimidated and vulnerable. The males then got into the vehicle and drove off.

The black vehicle with green wheels in yesterdays email has been seen again several times by other people in the same area so is obviously still active.

If you have any information regarding any of the above incidents please contact the Police by telephoning 101.


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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