Police launch farm thefts investigation

Officers from Police Scotland are investigating a series of thefts from farms across Wigtownshire which occurred over the past few weeks.

Last Thursday, a red Honda TRX 500 quad bike with a value of around £3000 stolen from a farm at Whauphill between 6pm on Thursday 9 and 10am on Friday 10 July.

then between 8.30pm on the same Thursday and 4am the following day, a large quantity of tools including an SIP welder inverter, a Husqvarna chainsaw, a Makita angle grinder, electric drills and Draper socket sets were stolen in a break-in to a farm at Kirkcowan. The value of the stolen property is in over £2000.

Investigations are also ongoing into the attempted access of a parking meter at Galloway House Gardens, Garlieston. Two donation posts were damaged as a result and the cost to repair them is estimated at around £600. The damage was caused sometime between Friday 3 and Tuesday 7 July.

Police have also issues an appeal for information over a theft of a similar style which could date back to last month in which an orange petrol Husqvarna hedge strimmer was stolen from a farm near Carinryan sometime between Wednesday 24 June and Wednesday 8 July.

If you have any information about a specific crime you can contact Police Scotland on 101. Information can also be given through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.