Hun­tis on­for lap­top raider

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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