Garage break-in was premeditated

THIEVES made off with over £5,000 worth of goods from a Newton Stewart garage on Sunday night.

McCreadie’s garage on Queen Street was broken into at some point between 10.30pm on Sunday and 4.30am on Monday, and a large quantity of cigarettes and cash were rmoved from the premises.

Police suspect that the job was carried out by thieves who may have been looking at other potential businesses to target throughout the weekend before settling on the garage, and are asking members of the public who may have noticed any unusual vehicle movements of groups of strangers to contact them with information on 0845 600 5701.