Police in Tayside are to undertake early morning patrols after a series of thefts.
Officers are investigating a number of incidents which happened in the early hours of this morning (21st January) in the Montrose/Brechin area.
Three separate attempted thefts by housebreaking took place in the area. These were:
- Between midnight and 4:45am, Brechin Golf Club was broken into. It does not appear that anything was stolen. (CR/1701/19)
- Between 2:20am and 4am, Caledonian Golf Club in Montrose was broken into. Again, nothing appears to have been stolen. (CR/1705/19)
- Between 4am and 5:15am, Hillside Post Office near Montrose was broken into. Fortunately, nothing appears to have been taken from there either. (CR/1706/19)
Also, at around 2:20am, three persons were disturbed in a driveway at Muirton Of Ballochy near Montrose, where they were seen to be trying to gain entry to cars parked there. A police statement said: “Unfortunately we have no detailed descriptions of them, and while we do not have any direct evidence linking this to the break-ins, we are not ruling it out. (CR/1693/19).
“We are also investigating a theft from a vet in Park Road, Brechin which happened overnight Friday into Saturday where a large quantity of money was stolen.
“This building was also subject of a further attempt to break in again over the rest of the weekend which was unsuccessful. (CR/1542/19)
“We will be out on patrol in the rural areas in the early hours, but we can’t be everywhere, so please double check the security of your homes, businesses and buildings.
“If you have any information that could assist us in our enquiries into these incidents, please call 101 or speak with any police officer.
“Also, information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our references are listed against the incidents.”