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Appeal for witnesses after break in at Kello Rovers Football Club

Police are appealing for witnesses after a break in at Kello Rovers Football Club, Kelloholm.

During the raid a Kawasaki make petrol strimmer was stolen from a shed. It happened sometime between Wednesday 27th April and Sunday 1st May.

Constable Jim Bell at Sanquhar said:

"the strimmer is valued at around £300 and we have been carrying out door to door enquiries in the area.

We want to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the area of the football ground between Wednesday and Sunday.

Anyone with any information should call us at Sanquhar on 101.

– Jim Bell

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Police appeal after Langholm Golf Club break in

Police are appealing for witnesses after a break in at a golf club in Langholm.

Cash was stolen during the raid which happened sometime overnight on Thursday 28th April/Friday 29th April 2016.

Constable Helen Thomas said:

The golf club in the town sits in an elevated position above the town and is quite secluded.

We want to hear from anyone who may have been around the area of the golf club over this period to get in touch with us through the 101 number if they saw or heard anything suspicious.

– Helen Thomas

Phone scam warning from Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council has issued a warning after a fraudster, claiming to work for the council, tried to con a resident over the phone

The would-be victim received a call from a man in relation to non-payment of council tax.

The bogus official wanted payment over the phone, which the resident refused to provide.

A spokesman for Scottish Borders Council said:

"Council officers or their agents may contact residents by telephone to discuss unpaid council tax and may accept payment over the telephone. However this will have been preceded by written confirmation of the unpaid council tax. The officers or agents will also have full details of account and will never insist payment be made by telephone. Residents should be extremely wary of unsolicited phone calls and if in any doubt should not give out personal details and contact the Council via the Customer Services Team telephone number 0300 100 1800."

Anyone who has received a call that they are concerned about should also contact the Council’s Customer Services team.

Here are some tips which might help to protect you from bogus phone callers or identity theft, fraud and scams:

  • Consider making your phone number ex-directory
  • Don’t give out any personal information unless you are the one who made the call and you are certain of the identity of the person you are speaking to
  • Don’t give out your credit card or bank card details to strangers on the telephone
  • Never tell somebody your bank PIN number, even if they claim to be the bank or police. If the caller is genuine they will never ask for this information
  • Don’t give out information which may infer that you live alone, are older or vulnerable
  • Never send money to anyone who claims to have a prize for you
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