Thieves target farms near Morebattle and Jedburgh

Police are appealing for help
Police are appealing for help

Police are urging rural communities to be vigilant after a quad bike and pick-up truck were stolen from farms in the Borders last week.

A red honda quad bike was stolen from a farm just outside Morebatte overnight on Tuesday, April 23, with a maroon pick-up truck taken from a farm south of Jedburgh the same night.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Most of these type of thefts occur in the early hours of the morning and we would like to emphasise that it is extremely important to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities or vehicles to Police immediately, rather than waiting until next day.

“Police in the Scottish Borders cover a very large rural area of nearly 2000 square miles, so having this type of information from the public straightaway means we can target our resources most effectively and maximises our ability to catch the thieves who are targeting our rural communities.

“You are our eyes and ears in your communities – so please help us by letting us know what’s going on.”

The red honda TRX 4 FM1 quad bike was stolen from a farm just outside Morebattle some time between 9pm on Tuesday, April 23 and 8.45am on Wednesday, April 24.

Anyone with information that may assist with this inquiry is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 0655 of April 24.

The pick-up truck was stolen from a farm near Towford, south of Jedburgh, the same night.

Thieves made off with the maroon-coloured isuzu d-max yuko some time between 6.30pm on Tuesday, April 23 and 11am the following morning.

Anyone who was in the Towford Roman Camp area, who may have seen anything suspicious, is asked to contact police quoting incident number 1414 of the April 24.

Alternatively, information about either incident can be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org