Thieves target rural properties

A GANG of thieves has been targeting cottages at rural locations in the Borders.

Their haul has included jewellery and cash, and police have issued a warning to householders to be extra vigilant.

Detectives and uniformed officers are involved in the investigation and they believe that the raiders are using a dark green vehicle.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police at divisional HQ in Hawick said householders should take extra care to ensure that as well as their homes, sheds and garages are secured.