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High value theft in Lockerbie

Police in Lockerbie are investigating a break-in at Lockerbie Bowling Club which took place between 9.00am on Thursday (29th October) and 9.00am on Friday (30th October).

The value of property stolen is approximately £20,000 including grass cutting equipment.

This seems to have been a targeted raid and would have required a vehicle to remove the property. We ask anyone who may have seen anything suspicious around the area of the bowling club over this period to let us know on the 101 system."

– DC Scott Barr, Police Scotland

£45,000 of cereal bars stolen from lorry

Police Scotland are investigation the theft Credit: ITV Border

A trailer which was loaded with with over nine tonnes of Kellogg's breakfast bars has been stolen from the Lockerbie Lorry Park at Johnstonebridge.

It's thought the theft took place around 2:30 yesterday morning.

It's estimated that the value of the goods in the trailer amount to around £45,000.

Detective Constable Martin Lumsden from Police Scotland CID said

we are currently carrying out investigations into what is a high value theft which has obviously involved an element of planning. We are reviewing CCTV footage and want to hear from anyone who may have been in or around the area of the lorry park around the time of this theft, or indeed the hours and days prior to the theft as those responsible may have been in area carrying out some form of reconnaissance and planning. Information can be passed to us through the 101 number.

– Detective Constable Martin Lumsden


£1,000 of jewellery stolen in Kirkonnel break-in

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An Acer laptop computer, a small safe, and around £1000 worth of jewellery including rings, watches. necklaces and bracelets have all been stolen from a home in Dumfries and Galloway.

The house, on Glenwhargen Avenue in Kirkonnel, was broken into sometime between Saturday 30 May and Tuesday 2 June.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland.

Something fishy's going on

Library pictures of Koi Carp fish Credit: PA

Two ponds in Dumfries and Galloway have been targeted by thieves.

Sixteen fish were stolen from a pond at a house in Grahamsfield, Kirkpatrick Fleming at some point last night.

The fish, orange goldfish, black and orange Koi carp, and large orange Koi carp, have a value of around £400

It follows a similar theft of fifteen Koi carp, with a value of around £500, from a pond at a house in Newton Square in Springfield.

This is a very unusual type of theft for our area, and certainly to have two similar thefts, only a few miles apart and in such a short timescale does add to the theory that they may be linked.

We are however keeping an open mind and would ask anyone who may have any information which may assist in these enquiries to get in touch with me though 101"

– Constable Michelle Hamill


Bronze bishop's mitres recovered

The bronze bishop's mitres recovered Credit: ITV Border

Two bronze bishop's mitres that were stolen from a Carlisle church have since been recovered.

Both items, which were the latest in a series of thefts at St Cuthbert's church, were found close to a restaurant in the city centre.

But the church is still set to close its doors until CCTV has been installed.

Church closes doors after string of thefts

The bronze bishop's mitres, the latest items to be stolen from the church Credit: ITV Border

A church in Carlisle is closing its doors for a month following a series of thefts.

St Cuthbert's, on Blackfriars Street, will be open for services and pre-arranged events but will be closed during the day to visitors until CCTV is installed.

Two bronze bishop's mitres are the latest items to be stolen from the church.

Four arrested after shop assault

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Police in Carlisle are investigating a theft and assault that took place at the Spar store on Fusehill Street.

The incident happened last night (19 May 2015) between 9.30pm and 9.45pm when four women entered the store and three bottles of wine were subsequently stolen.

An employee challenged the women who then assaulted him on Broad Street and Fusehill Street. The man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with minor injuries.

Police have arrested four women in connection with the incident. They are aged 16, 22, 25 and 34 respectively and are all from the Carlisle area. They are currently helping officers with their enquiries.

“We require the public’s help in assisting this investigation. We are asking anyone who witnessed the assault to contact police, we would also like to speak to any customers who visited the Spar store on Fusehill Street between those times.”

– Detective Inspector Craig Smith, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from North Cumbria CID. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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