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Thieves have been active again overnight on 15th November 23 in the Scottish Borders with a building being broken into at Longformacus, Berwickshire with power tools and equipment to the value of £4000 being reported stolen overnight.  


The power tools stolen:

Husqvarna 550xp Mk2 chainsaw.

2 x Husqvarna 372xp chainsaws. 

Husqvarna 357xp chainsaw. 

Stihl MS362 chainsaw.

Stihl MS150 top handled chainsaw. 

Husqvarna 580BTS backpack leaf blower. 

Stihl HS45 hedge cutter.

Stihl HS82 hedge cutter.


Enquiries into these incidents are ongoing.  If you have any information regarding these crimes please contact us on 101 quoting incident 0801 of 16/11/22.  Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at http://ow.ly/dAxQ50ELTJK


We recommend multiple levels of security to DETER, DELAY and DETECT thieves.

Other recommendations include:

Install an alarm system where valuable tools and equipment are kept, good quality LED Lighting, CCTV and signage, Driveway & Shed Alarms, Forensic Security Marking & Signage, Secure Shed and Barn Doors with quality locks, park vehicles in front of shed doors at night, High quality chains & ground or wall anchors to secure quad bikes, Trackers on Vehicles, Cesar vehicle Marking.

ALSO - please report any suspicious activity to us IMMEDIATELY via 101 or 999 if ongoing; including details of vehicles and persons involved.

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Bruce Anderson
(Police Scotland, PC, J Div - Scottish Borders)

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