Police in bid to trace items taken in Menmuir raid

Police in Brechin are trying to trace items stolen some time in the last six months.

Sometime between February 19 and September 19 an extending ladder, an ornamental lizard and a quantity of tools in a toolbox were stolen from a shed at a cottage in Menmuir, after it was forcibly entered. Two ornamental birds, a black metal bird bath, three stone mushrooms and a stone statue of a lady which had been in the garden there, were also stolen.

Police are asking for anyone with any information or who may have been offered these items for sale to contact them on 0300 111 2222.

Residents are urged to call police at the time of any suspicious persons or vehicles being seen, particularly in rural areas. They are also urged to take steps to safeguard their property. Securing it appropriately, marking it, and having security lighting can all help prevent theft.

Cyclists should make sure they are well seen on their bikes, especially if doing an early morning paper round. Check you have good brakes, tyres and working lights. Police recommend that you wear light coloured clothing, or better still, reflective clothing and a crash helmet. Be seen, be safe!

This week’s unclaimed property includes a thin gold ring. Please call at Brechin Police Station between 10 am and 2 pm to view or collect.