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Thieves on the run after stealing £250k worth of trainers

By Euan Maxwell
Thieves on the run after stealing £250k worth of trainers
TARGETED . . . the lorry curtains were slashed before the haul

OUR exclusive image shows how thieves ran off with £250,000 worth of trainers from a Lockerbie lorry park.

A lorry was broken into and a quantity of goods removed by the perpetrators at Lockerbie Truck Stop between Tuesday, August 16 at 11 pm and 4.30 am on Wednesday morning.

Officers say the curtains on the HGV were found slashed with two large holes. The trailer was laden with 22 pallets of trainers and were removed from the trailer.

Four further trailers had curtains slashed at the locus however nothing was removed from them.

Detective Inspector Graeme Robertson, Dumfries CID said: “We are appealing to other lorry drivers who were at that location for any information they may have.

“In particular, if anyone has dash cam, I would ask them to check the footage as it may have captured images which could assist our investigation.

“If anyone has any information, please get in touch with officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0398 of 17 August, 2022.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give your information anonymously.

Meanwhile, two vehicles were damaged whilst parked up at an address at St Mungo, Lockerbie.

Both cars – a silver Mazda 3 and a silver Toyota Celica – had their rear windows smashed between 10 pm on Friday, August 12 and 6.30 am the following morning.

No known suspects have been identified at this time and police are looking for witnesses and information sought.

Witnesses are also sought after a shed in Carlisle Road, Lockerbie, was broken into between August 7 and August 10.

A red petrol mower and petrol can were stolen from within. Entry was gained by removing a panel from the side of the shed.

Enquiries are underway.