Chainsaws and fishing gear stolen from a shed in Lhanbryde
An investigation has been opened following a robbery in a shed in a village in Moray.
A number of items were stolen from the Robertson Road shed in Lhanbryde.
The thieves struck between 6 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Fishing rods and accessories were removed from the shed alongside two chainsaws, including a Husqvarna with a yellow handle and a Stihl petrol model with a blue handle.
Both chainsaw brands sell tools worth hundreds of dollars online.
Police are now asking anyone with information about the break-in to come forward.
Witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 0634 of 3 October.
Ensure the security of your property
Officers also gave advice to the public on securing their shed to prevent break-ins.
This includes investing in a padlock, installing lighting and a burglar alarm, and obscuring the view through windows.
PC Richard Russell, a Crime Reduction Officer in the North East, said: ‘We advise everyone to look at their buildings through the eyes of a thief.
“Start by looking at the grounds of their property and think about lighting and fencing. Would it be easy for someone to reach your shed or dependencies without being seen or heard?
“CCTV is a useful tool, but it should be remembered that CCTV by itself is not a deterrent to crime and should always be combined with appropriate physical security.”
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