Thefts From Ford Transit Vehicles In Jedburgh
Overnight on Sunday 13 January into Monday 14 January, a total of 12 Ford Transit vans were entered and a number of high value tools stolen. The incidents took place in the Howden Drive, Howden Road, Howden Crescent, Lothian Road, Howdenburn Road and Howdenburn Court areas.
Officers were called at around 1am to the Howden Road area where two men were seen to be acting suspiciously around vehicles. Through inquiries in the surrounding area and reports from the public, a total of 12 vehicles are reported to have been entered and items stolen from within. Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full extent of the items stolen.
Officers are urging the public to remain vigilant and review their security measures to ensure they are suitable for vehicles and their contents. It is recommended that all high value tools are removed from vehicles overnight. For more information on how to secure your vehicles please visit http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/secure-your-car
Detective Sergeant Callum Peoples from Galashiels CID said: “We believe those responsible have arrived in the area in a dark coloured vehicle, possible between the hours of 1am and 2am on Monday 14 January.
“We’d urge anyone who may have CCTV covering their property, or anyone who may have driven through the area and be filming via dash cam, to check their systems for any suspicious activity captured overnight last night.
“The public are reminded to ensure vehicles are securely locked and, where possible, items of value are removed from vans and kept secure elsewhere. Our recommendation is always to mark tools so that they can be identified should they be stolen.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Galashiels CID via 101, quoting incident number 0126 of 14 January, or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.
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