£6000 raid on farm shed
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.”