Minibuses and quad bikes stolen from Borders College

Police are appealing for information after £70,000 worth of minibuses and other vehicles were stolen from Newtown St Boswells this week in a crime described as “targeted and carefully planned”.

The type of minibus stolen.
The type of minibus stolen.

Minibuses, quad bikes and trailers were stolen from Borders College’s agricultural building in Newtown St Boswells around 10.30pm on Monday, October 26.

After breaking into the building, thieves stole three Ford Transit minibuses from the front car park.

They also made off with four quad bikes – two of which were red and two green, three trailers, and a number of hand and power tools.

The type of quad bike stolen.

The stolen minibuses have the registration numbers ST60 MYR, SM61 GCX and SM13 YAF.

The quad bikes stolen were a red Yamaha, a red Suzuki, a green Suzuki and a green Honda.

Police are investigating and officers have appealed to the public for help.

Detective Constable Andrew Loughlin, of Galashiels CID, said: “This was a targeted and carefully planned incident and we are appealing to the public to help trace those involved.

“Extensive enquiries are currently ongoing in the area and any information could prove vital to our investigation.”

Police are asking that anyone with any information, or anyone with a dash camera in their vehicle that covers the area, contacts the force.

Detective Constable Loughlin added: “Although this happened relatively late at night, I would ask that if you noticed any of these vehicles or suspicious behaviour around the area of the college that you get in touch with officers.

“I would also ask if any motorists have possible dashcam footage that may have captured these vehicles on camera that they come forward and speak to police.”

Police can be contacted on 101 quoting incident number 3945 of October 26.

Anonymous reports can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org