Pallets of Blue WKD worth £280,000 stolen from business park

The pallets - filled with alcopops - were stolen from Caledonian Bottlers in Cumnock.

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Pallets containing alcopops worth £280,000 have been stolen from a business park in East Ayrshire.

Police are investigating a break-in at Caledonian Bottlers in Cumnock on Saturday night.

Officers believe three HGV tractor/trailer units then attended the premises in the early hours of Monday morning and stole the pallets, which contained Blue WKD alcopops.

One of the tractor units containing a quantity of pallets was discovered on fire on the A76 between Mennock and Enterkinfoot in Dumfriesshire at around 11.45pm on Monday.

Detective Constable Hugh Dempster at Kilmarnock Police Office said: “I would like to speak to anyone who has any information on the actual break-in at Caledonian Bottlers or anyone who may have seen a convoy of three HGV vehicles leaving the premises.

“I’d also ask any drivers who were travelling on the A76 towards Mennock, late on Monday evening, to check their dash cam footage as they may have captured one or more of the stolen vehicles.

“Anyone who is offered ‘Blue WKD’ alcohol at a much discounted price is also asked to contact police immediately as this may be the stolen alcohol.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Kilmarnock on telephone number 101 quoting incident number 1765 of 20 September 2021.

Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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