Detectives are appealing for information following a break-in and theft which occurred at a depot in Mansfield Road, Hawick area in the early hours of today (Wednesday 19 June 2024).

Around 6.10am a staff member arrived at the premises in Lower Mansfield Road to discover it had been broken into.

From enquiries carried out so far it is believed that two tipper trucks were stolen along with some machinery and high-value gardening equipment. The cost of the theft and damage is estimated to be worth more than £100,000.

Detective Constable Callum Wood said: “Enquiries are at an early stage to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we are appealing for the local community to pass on any information which could help our investigation. We would particularly urge anyone with private CCTV or dashcam footage of the area to please check in case they have captured anything which could be of significance. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0528 of Wednesday, 19 June, 2024. Alternatively you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”