£6000 raid on farm shed

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Tools worth £6000 were stolen from a farm shed.

Now po­lice are urg­ing farm­ers and ru­ral home­own­ers to dou­ble-check the se­cu­rity of their out­build­ings, barns and sheds.

Overnight be­tween Oc­to­ber 27 and Oc­to­ber 28, more than 20 pieces of equip­ment were stolen from a locked shed on a farm off the A923 near Coupar Angus.

The items taken in­cluded chain­saws, strim­mers, an­gle grinders, re­cip­ro­cat­ing saws, cord­less drills, strim­mers, an elec­tri­cal trans­former, a space heater, a Yamaha boat en­gine and 100 litres of diesel.

In to­tal, over £6000 worth of prop­erty was stolen.

A po­lice spokesper­son said:“As this in­ci­dent shows, even a se­cured build­ing isn’t 100 per cent guar­an­teed to keep thieves out but the harder it is to get in, the more likely it is that the would-be thief will move on to an eas­ier tar­get.

“We would ask any­one who is of­fered any items for sale which they think could be stolen to get in touch with us on 101. Al­ter­na­tively, in­for­ma­tion can be pro­vided to Crime Stop­pers on 0800 555 111.”

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