More than two tons of scrap brass metal was stolen from the premises of Rosefield Salvage Recycling in the Lochside Industrial Estate, Irongray Road, Dumfries, sometime between 9.30pm and midnight last Friday night.
Constable Keith Beattie at Dumfries today said: “This amount of metal would have taken some manpower and time to shift from the premises.
“We want to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of the Lochside Industrial Estate between these times and who might have seen anything suspicious, or any vehicles which may have been in the area, as clearly a vehicle would have been used to take the metal away.
“The value of the metal runs into thousands of pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call police at Dumfries on the 101 number.”