Police probe raid on firm’s premises
A Carsluith businessman is counting the cost of a break– in at his premises at the weekend.
Galloway Smokehouse owner AlanWatson found a door broken at the site and cash missing.
MrWatson told the News:“When I came in on Sunday morning the door the door was smashed. “Someone had broken in and taken some cash. “When I realised what had happened I immediately called the police.”
Police Scotland said “a large quantity of cash”was stolen in the raid.
The business was hit sometime between 8pm on Saturday and 8.45am the next day.
MrWatson said:“It’s the world we live in. It would be nice to catch them but whether they will or not I don’t know. We are trying to carry on. It’s all you can do.”
Constable Gavin Maxwell said:“We would like to hear from anyone who may have any information about this break-in to get in touch through the 101 number.
“In particular we would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the premises on Saturday evening or early Sunday morning.
“Callers should quote the reference number 1408 of September 2.” The robbery was one of two in the area the same night. Cash and polish products were stolen from Allison Motors at Bladoch,Wigtown.
A Police Scotland spokesman said:“It’s not an area that gets a lot of crime so to get two in the same night seems a bit much.
“There is a strong possibility the two are linked but we are keeping an open mind.”
Calls regarding theWigtown crime should quote the reference number 1460.