POLICE Officers in Kilmarnock are continuing enquiries and appealing for information following a break-in at premises in Cumnock. One of the stolen lorries has been found on fire in Dumfries and Galloway.
The break-in occurred during the evening of Saturday, 18 September, 2021 at Caledonian Bottlers, Cumnock Business Park, Cumnock. It is then believed that three HGV tractor/trailer units attended the premises in the early hours of Monday, 20 September and stole a quantity of pallets containing ‘Blue WKD’ alcohol, valued at around £280,000.
Around 11.45 pm on Monday, 20 September one of the tractor units containing a quantity of pallets of ‘Blue WKD’ alcohol was discovered on fire on the A76 between Mennock and Enterkinfoot, Dumfriesshire.
Detective Constable Hugh Dempster at Kilmarnock Police Office said:
“I would like to speak to anyone who has any information on the actual break-in at Caledonian Bottlers or anyone who may have seen a convoy of three HGV vehicles leaving the premises.
“I’d also ask any drivers who were travelling on the A76 towards Mennock, late on Monday evening, to check their dash cam footage as they may have captured one or more of the stolen vehicles.
“Anyone who is offered ‘Blue WKD’ alcohol at a much discounted price is also asked to contact police immediately as this may be the stolen alcohol.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Kilmarnock on telephone number 101 quoting incident number 1765 of 20 September 2021. Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.