Theft of JCB 8018 mini digger New Byth

Officers from Police Scotland are appealing for information after a JCB 8018 mini digger on a plant trailer were stolen from new Byth on Sunday night.

Between 1800 – 2300 hours, on Sunday 19 April 2020, a Yellow and black JCB standard 8018 Mini-Digger and a galvanised steel plant trailer manufactured by Brian James was stolen from the New Byth area in Aberdeenshire.

The mini digger is described as being in rusted condition, with two arms – a main boom and a dipper which has a distinctive piece of black rubber attached and with two lights custom fitted to the rear of the roof. A 450mm bucket was attached to the digger. Plant Number 758S100 is stamped into the metalwork in the track.

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A further four individual lifting buckets for a JCB, secured together with a heavy-duty chain and padlock – 1x ditching bucket, 1x 300mm, 1x 250mm and a small toothed bucket were also stolen.

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The Brian James plant trailer measures approximately 5×8 feet with a large ramp at the rear and with an eye-style hitch. Plant Number 758S100 is stamped into the metal drawbar of the trailer.

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference No CF0086940420

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