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110 leather jackets valuing £100,000 stolen from Borders factory

This is the second high-scale theft from the factory in the past 5 years Credit: Aero Leather Clothing

110 new, used and vintage leather jackets were stolen from a clothing factory in the Borders on Monday, 10 July

The jackets, valued at around £100,000 were taken from Aero Leather Clothing on Huddersfield Street in Galashiels around 2am.

The theft marks the second high-scale theft the factory has experienced in the last five years.

Obviously we're shell shocked by the whole thing. And we've just got over a similar high scale theft in the factory, which was an internal job five years ago. It took us four years to get over that, with the police investigation and court procedures. If anyone's got information, even if they think it's trivial, or if they come across leather jackets they should contact the police."

– Denny Calder, Director, Aero Leather Clothing

Around half of the jackets which were stolen were ready to be shipped globally to customers.

Anyone with more information is urged to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0722.

Police warn of increase in car break-ins at D&G town

A spate of vehicle thefts have occured in Annan, Dumfries & Galloway Credit: PA

Local residents in Annan are being warned to be more vigilant when leaving their cars unattended.

A spate of thefts occurred in the town overnight Monday 3rd to Tuesday 4th July, including:

  • Costume jewellery and a bank card stolen from a black coloured Peugeot 308 car parked on Springbells road
  • Tom Tom satellite navigator blue stolen from a blue coloured Audi A4 car parked on Guysgill road
  • Two satellite navigators stolen from a black coloured Volkswagen Golf car parked on Kennels Road.

Clearly someone is sneaking about the town through the night and stealing from cars that are not secure.

We urge anyone leaving their car to ensure that it is locked up and any valuables are either removed or placed out of sight in the vehicle.

Anyone who has any information about these thefts, the value of which is mounting and well into the hundreds of pounds now, to get I touch with us at Annan on the 101 number."

– CONSTABLE ANDY AITKEN

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Police appeal for witnesses to robbery in the Borders

Borders Police are investigating the robbery in Galashiels Credit: ITV Border

Borders Police are investigating a robbery on The Black Path in Galashiels. A 32-year-old woman, who was not injured, had her cash and her mobile phone stolen. They say the robbery took place on Friday, 28th April, between 2.30pm and 3pm.

Since this incident was reported to us on Tuesday, May 2nd, we have been conducting a number of inquiries in The Black Path area.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious behaviour in The Black Path area, and additionally in Dale Street, Huddersfield Street; and the bridge behind New Look, on Friday, April 28, is asked to contact police as soon as possible.

– Police Constable Steven Irvine, Galashiels Police Station

Anyone with more information can get in contact with Galashiels' Proactive Unit on 101, quoting incident number 1076 of May 2, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police Scotland crackdown on metal thefts

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Police in the south of Scotland have been carrying out road checks as part of their ongoing crackdown on metal thieves.

Operation Scandium has been running since July 2015, when the project was given £600,000 funding from Transport Scotland.

During that time, police have stopped 5,750 motorists and caught over 100 people dealing in scrap metal without the correct licences.

"We do a lot of prevention work as well, we have a crime reduction officer through in Annandale and Eskdale and throughout the rest of the region.

"So we look to look at the prevention aspects as well as the detection."

– Sergeant Anna Boyd, Police Scotland

WW2 medals stolen in Dumfries house raid

Police Scotland Credit: ITV News Border

A number of German Second World War medals have been stolen in a house raid in Dumfries.

Thieves also made off with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery during the break-in at a house in Loganbarns Road some time between Monday 16th May and Wednesday 18th May.

Police are appealing for anybody with information to come forward.

"Here we have a second house this week broken into in the town while the occupants were away from home.

"Again, jewellery appears to have been the target for the thieves. We need the help of the public to help catch those responsible and I would urge anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious to get in touch through the 101 number.

– Constable Scott McDowall, Police Scotland

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CCTV released after lead theft at builders yard

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Police are investigating a burglary at a builder’s supply yard in Station Yard, Grange-over-Sands.

The incident is thought to have happened between 6.30pm and 11.30pm on February 21. CCTV shows the suspects leaving the area at around 7pm, before returning at 11pm. A large quantity of lead was stolen.

Police would like to speak to the men in the CCTV images, or to anyone who can identify those pictured.

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
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