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By DnG24 Newsdesk
Annan and Eskdale
Witness plea after spate of thefts

THERE has been a spate of thefts, damage and attempted break-ins in the east of Dumfries and Galloway.

And this weekend Police Scotland have issued an appeal for help from the public to help solve these recent crimes

They say sometime around 11 am on Wednesday July 1 an i-Phone 6 was stolen from the Curvaceous shop in High Street, Lockerbie. Police want to speak to a man who was seen in the shop.

He is described as being about 5 feet 2 inches tall, dark skinned, thick black short hair and black beard and was wearing sunglasses.  The man was believed to be wearing a light coloured suit jacket and dark trousers.  The phone is valued at around £500.

Two stainless steel commercial quality tables and a modified milk churn have been stolen from the Dumfriesshire District Scout Camp site at St Annes, Lockerbie, sometime between June 18 and June 23. The tables are about 8 inches long by 3.5′ wide and are valued at £500 each.

A Yamaha electric outboard engine, valued at £100, has been stolen in a break-in at the boathouse at Glenkiln reservoir sometime between June 27 and 30.

Meanwhile, a quantity of vodka and whisky with a value of over £90 has been stolen in a break-in at The Cally Filling Station in Scotts Street in Annan sometime overnight Tuesday June 30 and Wednesday July 1 July.

Officers are also wishing to trace a man who was disturbed attempting to steal from a silver- coloured Honda Civic car which was parked in Kirkton Terrace in Heathhall, Dumfries at around 5 am on Thursday July 2. Nothing as taken from the car and the man fled when disturbed.

He is described as being about 40/50 years of age, 6 feet tall, stocky build, short balding hair and was wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans.

The Everholm Pavilion in Annan was broken into sometime overnight Wednesday July 1 Thursday July 2.  A quantity of cleaning materials was deliberately spilled around the building in the break-in.

Several miles away, officers want to trace a man who was disturbed at a shed at a cottage at Upper Mains at around 12.40 pm  on Thursday July 2.  The man cycled off towards Annan when challenged.

He is described as being about 5 feet 2 inches tall, skinny build, dark untidy hair, in his late 20s, and was wearing a grey t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, which were a darker grey.

Finally, a break-in has occurred at a house in Back Road, Locharbriggs, sometime between 7.30 pm on Tuesday June 30 June and 5 pm on Thursday July 2.

A green coloured Kawasaki KX 80 off road motor cycle, a Stihl make chainsaw, hedge cutter and leaf blower were stolen in the raid.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the crimes contact them on 101.

Information can also be given through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online


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