Series of van break-ins and thefts 'believed to be linked'

Police urged van owners to be 'vigilant' following the spate of thefts.

Series of Dumfires van break-ins and thefts ‘believed to be linked’, say Police Scotland iStock

Police are investigating after a series of break-ins and thefts from work vans across Dumfries.

The incidents happened overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday on Summerpark Road, Jocks Loaning, Auchencrieff Road South, Criffel Avenue, Fir Road and Glebe Street.

Officers are appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the crimes.

DI Graeme Robertson said: “These incidents are believed to be linked and enquiries are ongoing.

“I would ask anyone with information or any relevant CCTV or ring doorbell footage that might assist in our enquiries, to please contact us via 101 quoting incident number 3818 of 19 September.

“I would also urge van owners to remain vigilant when it comes vehicle security and remove any valuables to deter opportunists.”

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