POLICE in the Borders are appealing for information following break-ins at farms in the Coldstream area.

Mechanical and electrical farming equipment worth a five figure sum was stolen following a break-in at a premises near the A6112 around 11pm on Sunday  September 17, 2023.

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On Monday, September 18, officers were alerted to another break-in and theft from a premises overnight in the same area.

Mechanical and electrical equipment worth a four figure sum had been taken.

Officers are treating the incidents as linked and enquiries are ongoing.

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Detective Constable Claire White, Galashiels CID, said: “I’m appealing for anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area between Sunday evening and Monday morning to contact us.

“If you have private CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage, please also review this and bring anything of significance to our attention.

“Officers carry out regular patrols of the area but I would urge farmers to remain vigilant and contact us if you have any concerns.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact 101 quoting reference 1145 of 18 September, 2023. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.