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Rural Theft of Equipment

Police are appealing for information following the theft of 4 chainsaws from a rural property in the Glenesk, Brechin area.

Entry was forced into a workshop and four chainsaws were stolen between the 31st July and 1st August 2022 of January 2022.

Crime Reduction Officer PC Mark Irvine said ‘I would urge those in our rural communities to always secure any entrance gates to yards with a good quality chain and padlock. Ensure all external doors are of solid construction with suitable locks or a closed shackle padlock fitted. Hide the contents from view using protective grilles on windows if appropriate and ensure property is locked away at night or when not in use. Mark or customise your property so it is easily identifiable. This can deter thieves and assist recovery if they are stolen.’

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Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting reference CF0181230822 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police Scotland's North East Division covers rural and urban areas in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.  The division has five territorial command areas which have their own dedicated Area Commander, who is responsible for the daily policing function.  Each command area is served by a number of community policing teams whose activities are built around the needs of the local community.  These teams respond to local calls and look for long term solutions to key issues.  They are assisted by the division's Crime Reduction Unit who deliver against Force and local priorities in a number of areas, including physical and social crime prevention, supporting and enhancing community engagement and creating and sustaining strong and effective partnership working.

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