Officers from Police Scotland are investigating two thefts from rural properties in Aberdeenshire including the theft of a dumper truck and trailer last night.
At around 1.00am on the morning of Wednesday 13 September 2017 a large dumper truck and trailer were stolen from a rural property in the Turriff area near to the Colp Road.
The Benford Terex dumper truck and I-for Williams trailer have a combined value of a mid four figure sum of money.
Also between 8.00pm on Monday 11 September and 8.00am on Tuesday 12 September a quantity of tools valued at a low four figure sum were taken from a secure outbuilding on a farm in Fyvie.
Detective Constable Richard Cooper of the CID Proactive team based at Fraserburgh said
Thieves have been out in Aberdeenshire this week and so I want to warn home and business owners to be especially vigilant in terms of securing their property and vehicles.
If anyone recalls seeing the Benford truck, trailer or indeed if anyone has been offered industrial tools for sale in the last day or so I would ask them to get in touch.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting references 0185 of 13 Sept for the truck, and reference 0958 of 12th Sept for the tools. To remain anonymous you can also contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.