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Attempted Theft - Moray Farm

Police are requesting farmers to remain vigilant following the attempted theft of power tools from a farm near Keith, Moray. The incident occurred between 01.40 am and 01.50 am on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

North East Division Crime Reduction Officer Constable Richard Russell said:

"Ensure all external doors are of solid construction with suitable locks or a closed shackle padlock fitted. Hide the contents from view using protective grilles on windows if appropriate and ensure property is locked away at night or when not in use."

Invest in a secure storage toolbox and consider installing alarms on buildings where equipment is kept. Consider installing automatic security lights that come on at dusk and turn off at dawn. Install CCTV cameras to watch over the most vulnerable areas of the property.

A complete guide to "Security in the Rural Environment" can be accessed from the Police Scotland website http://www.scotland.police.uk/assets/pdf/keep_safe/rural-prevention-booklet

Comprehensive crime prevention advice can be obtained from your local policing team by telephoning 101 or contacting your local Crime Prevention Officer by emailing NorthEastCrimeReduction@Scotland.pnn.police.uk.

Remember: If you can think of a way of defeating your existing security measures, so can the criminal.

Anyone with information can contact the Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 20210413-0227.

Original Message Sent By Richard Russell (Police, Constable, North East Division)

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