Huntis onfor laptop raider
Thousands of pounds worth of equipment was stolen from a Scottish Water van parked at the waste treatment works in Torthorwald.
The theft happened between 4pm on Monday and 6.15am on Tuesday.
A worker for the utility company arrived to pick up his vehicle and travel to Hamilton when he realised it had been raided.
Two laptops loaded with high-spec software that would only be of benefit to Scottish Water were taken as well as a rucksack full of tools.
The value of items is thought to be in the region of £20,000.
The worker said: “The van was broken into in February and a sat-nav stolen. This time it’s all the tools I need to do my job.
“The waste treatment works are quite secluded so when I arrived in the pitchblack and discovered the van had been broken into, it was quite scary.”
Police Constable Sandy Currie said: “We want anyone who passed the waste water treatment site on Monday night or early on Tuesday to get in touch if they saw or heard anything suspicious.”
The police at Dumfries can be contacted on the 101 telephone number.