Road roller and quad bike thefts

A road roller was stolen from Acredale industrial estate in Eyemouth
A road roller was stolen from Acredale industrial estate in Eyemouth

Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of plant machinery in Eyemouth.

The incident happened sometime between 6pm on Tuesday, August 11 and 1pm on Wednesday, August 13, at a building site in Acredale Road.

A Caterpillar road roller was stolen and local officers are now asking anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.

The roller is described as being yellow and black in colour, weighing around one tonne and has CAPPAWHITE written on it in white lettering.

Constable Callum Dixon said: “Whoever was responsible for the theft of this piece of machinery would have required a large vehicle to transport it from the site and we are keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious trucks or large vans in the area earlier this week.

“Similarly, anyone with information that can help us trace the roller or identify the thieves is asked to contact police immediately.”

In another incident earlier this week a bottle green Artic Cat 700 quad bike was stolen from the Westruther area.

Dogs were heard barking in the area between 1.30-2am on Tuesday morning and police believe that it may be that the theft occurred at this time.

A burnt out transit van was located nearby which may have been the vehicle intended to transport the quad bike.

“Enquiries are at an early stage, anyone who has heard or seen anything suspicious should report this via 101 as soon as possible,” said a police spokesperson.

Anyone who may have information about either thefts or other incidents can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively get in touch with the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.