Tool and diesel thefts

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a number of thefts over the last couple of days, which are not thought to be linked.

Two nail guns were stolen from a van in Lauder some time from Monday at 3.30pm and 12.30pm yesterday (December 16), believed to have happened when the van was parked on West High Street.

Around 300 litres of red diesel was stolen from insecure vehicles and a storage tank in the grounds of an industrial estate on Edinburgh Road, Lauder around 2.50am on Tuesday morning (December 16).

A grey BMW was seen in the area at the time and police are keen to trace anyone who has observed a similar car in the area over the last couple of days.

Police are also investigating two thefts from Dalatho Street, Peebles, between 4.30pm on Friday evening and 8.15am yesterday, when a number of builders’ tools were taken from one shed, and there was an attempted break-in to another garage.

Inspector Carol Wood said: “We are appealing for anybody with information into these thefts and break-ins to come forward to police.

“I would also advise people to ensure that their property and vehicles are secure, and where possible, CCTV installed to deter thieves.

“If you notice or hear any suspicious behaviour then I would urge people to contact police on 999 if it’s an emergency, or 101 which is our non-emergency number.”