Police Concerned About Spate Of Rural Crime

Police in Dumfries and Galloway have recently drawn attention to the fact that thieves don’t ever seem to take a holiday!

Rural areas across the region have been hit recently by thieves who are clearly not put off by the long daylight hours.

Recently 1700 litres of diesel fuel has been stolen, on two separate occasions from a site in the Glentaggart Forest, near Gelston, Castle Douglas.

Sometime between Sunday 8 and Saturday 14 July two strimmers and a chainsaw worth around £300 were stolen from a house near Moniaive.

A Ski Nautique black coloured boat cover, with a value of around £600 has been stolen from a boat moored at the Loch Ken Marina, Parton sometime overnight Monday 9/Tuesday 10 July.


If you are out and about and you see something suspicious, or that just doesn’t seem right, please the police  a call on the 101 number, at the time, so they can check it out.

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