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Theft from Farm Near Alford

Police are requesting farmers to remain vigilant following the theft of power tools from a farm near Alford. The incident occurred between 5pm on Wednesday 03 February and 5pm on Thursday 04 February 2021.

North East Division Crime Reduction Officer Constable Mike Urquhart 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."

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 20210204-1160.

Original mesage sent by Michael Urquhart (Police, Constable, North East Division)

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