Tens of thousands of litres of heating oil have been stolen from a fuel depot in the Scottish Borders.
The incident occurred at a premises on Earlston Road in Newton St Boswells around 1.45am on Saturday.
Thieves stole 23,000 litres of kerosene heating oil using hoses and are believed to have used a route from the A68 through a field, wooded area and up an embankment to reach the tanks.
Police have launched an investigation into the theft and are urging witnesses to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Bruce Dodds said: “Our enquiries are ongoing to find those responsible and we are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious near the depot to get in touch.
“We are also asking anyone who saw people acting strangely on the nearby A68 to get in touch, especially if you saw any vehicles parked or saw items being loaded onto a vehicle.
“In addition, if you were driving in the area and have dash-cam footage that could assist our enquiries then please call us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3178 of Saturday, April 29, 2023, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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