Police are investigating the theft of an Ifor Williams trailer and red Honda 250cc ATV from Greenlaw Business Unit, Castle Douglas.
The theft took place between 15.20pm and 6.20pm on Monday 5 January.
Later that evening the empty trailer was dumped on the road between Corsock and Parton, near to Diamonds Laggan Farm. The trailer was being towed at that time by a silver Ford Galaxy car, X registered, which was being driven by a man described as being 30 years or over, with a bald head and round face. This vehicle collided with another vehicle when trying to pass on the narrow road, and then appears to have unhitched the trailer and fled the scene, leaving the trailer blocking the roadway. A search of the nearby fields also found the Honda ATV. Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen this Ford Galaxy in or around the Castle Douglas area on Monday 5 January 2014.