THIEVES have stolen minibuses and quads from a Borders College site during a raid which amassed equipment worth £70,000.

The thefts, from Borders College Agricultural Building in Newtown St Boswells, took place at 10.30pm on Monday (October 26), according to police.

The stolen items were:

  • Three Ford Transit minibuses – registrations ST60 MYR; SM61 GCX; and SM13 YAF
  • Four quad bikes –a red Yamaha; red Suzuki; green Suzuki; and a green Honda
  • Three trailers
  • A range of hand and power tools

The total value of all the items is £70,000.

Detective constable Andrew Loughlin, of Galashiels CID, said: “This was a targeted and carefully planned incident and we are appealing to the public to help trace those involved.

“Extensive enquiries are currently ongoing in the area and any information could prove vital to our investigation.

“Although this happened relatively late at night, I would ask that if you noticed any of these vehicles or suspicious behaviour around the area of the college that you get in touch with officers.

“I would also ask if any motorists have possible dashcam footage that may have captured these vehicles on camera that they come forward and speak to police.

“Police can be contacted on 101 quoting incident number 3945 of Monday, 26 October, 2020.”