THREE premises in the Borders were broken into over the weekend, and a number of items were stolen, according to police.

Police are now appealing for information about the Kelso incidents which saw tools worth more than £8,000 stolen between June 12-14.

Detective constable Liam Myers says it cannot be ruled out "that these break-ins are linked".

Between Saturday and Monday, a landscaping business's storage shed at Kelso Industrial Estate was broken into where a JCB HM 018 hammer and concrete breaker were taken.

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On Sunday, June 13 between 4pm-6pm £4,000 worth of power tools were taken from the ground keeper's shed at a golf course outside the town.

And another business at Hunters Hall in Kelso also had tools priced at around £4,000 taken on Sunday between 4.30pm-7.40pm.

DC Myers, of Lothian and Borders CID, said : “We are not ruling out the possibility that these break-ins are linked. We are keen to trace a silver Volkswagen Toureg which was seen in the vicinity of Hunters Hall between 4.30pm and 5.40pm on Sunday, June 13.

“I am asking anyone with information, or anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour in the area at the time of the incidents, to please get in touch as you may be able to assist with our enquiries.

"You can contact local officers by calling 101, and quoting reference number 3027 of June 13.”