POWER tools and equipment worth £4,000 stolen from Borders building overnight.

Thieves broke into a building in Longformacus, Berwickshire on Wednesday, November 15.

Enquiries into the theft are ongoing, and Police are urging those with valuables items to enlist "multiple levels of security" to deter potential thieves.

The power tools taken from the building include:

  • Husqvarna 550xp Mk2 chainsaw
  • 2 x Husqvarna 372xp chainsaws
  • Husqvarna 357xp chainsaw
  • Stihl MS362 chainsaw
  • Stihl MS150 top-handled chainsaw
  • Husqvarna 580BTS backpack leaf blower
  • Stihl HS45 hedge cutter
  • Stihl HS82 hedge cutter

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Enquiries into these incidents are ongoing.

"If you have any information regarding these crimes, please get in touch with us on 101 quoting incident 0801 of 16/11/22.

"Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at: http://ow.ly/dAxQ50ELTJK

How to deter, delay, and detect thieves

As part of SBPARC (Scottish Borders Partnership Against Rural Crime) Police Scotland Scottish Borders recommend a number of ways in which to combat rural crime.

These include:

  • Install an alarm system where valuable tools and equipment are kept
  • Have good quality LED Lighting, CCTV and signage
  • Install driveway and shed alarms
  • Use Forensic Security Marking and signage
  • Secure shed and barn doors with quality locks
  • Park vehicles in front of shed doors at night
  • Use high-quality chains and ground or wall anchors to secure quad bikes
  • Place trackers on vehicles
  • Use Cesar Vehicle Marking
  • Report any suspicious activity to Police immediately via 101 or 999 if ongoing, including details of vehicles and persons involved