Police appeal for information following rural thefts

Police Scotland are appealing for information following rural thefts in the Buckie and Fochabers areas.

In the first incident a number of LED lights valued at a low five figure sum were stolen from plant located in the Deskford area of Buckie sometime over the weekend between Friday 14 and Monday 17 December 2018.

A second incident occurred between Friday 28 December 2018 and Wednesday 2 January 2019, where a number of power and hand tools valued at a four figure sum were stolen from woodland near Fochabers.

Sergeant Robbie Williams, Buckie Community Policing Team, said: “It is likely a vehicle would have been required to transport the stolen items away from the locations.

“If anyone recalls seeing or hearing any suspicious activity, particularly around wooded and rural areas where plant is located, I would ask them to get in touch.

“Similarly if anyone has been offered tools or commercial LED lights at a reduced price I would ask them to get in touch.

“We are keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents are linked and ask that anyone with information contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 1380 of 17 December 2018 for the Deskford incident and 1953 of 2 January 2019 for the Fochabers incident.”