And it turned up in the Lincluden area of Dumfries later that night.
The Ford Transit Connect vehicl, registration mark GL07OJT, was taken between 7.10 am and 7.10 pm from a layby on the A755 near Kirkcudbright. It was found at 8 pm.
Police are investigating and PC Thomas Patterson said: “The location where this van was taken from sits off the A755 road and we want to hear from anyone who may have been on that road on Monday during the day and saw anything suspicious. We are also keen to identify a young adult male who was wearing camouflage clothing, dark rimmed glasses, dark hair and holding a rucksack/bag and was seen walking on the A755 in the direction of Twynholm around 6pm.”
Anyone who may have seen the vehicle or the man described should contact officers on the 101 number, quoting incident reference PDG0130120617.