Thieves have struck at the Regional Performance Centre for Sport in Dundee’s Caird Park – before it has even opened.
Police Scotland believes the break-in is linked to another incident.
First, an ironmongers in the Old Glamis Road Industrial Estate was broken into at around 10.35pm on Tuesday. A quantity of cash, along with a number of other items were stolen. These are two Makita DTD522 impact drivers, two Makita BL1850 batteries, a Makita DC18RC battery charger, and a Makita power tool kit box.
Second, the building site of the new sports complex at Caird Park was broken into sometime between 5pm on Tuesday and 7.40am on Wednesday. Again, a number of power tools were stolen.
These were a Spit Pulsar nail gun, three Makita Impact Guns, six Makita batteries, a Dewalt Laser, a Makita battery charger, a Makita Drywall Gun, and a Makita Rip Snorter circular saw.
All of the stolen property is still outstanding, and may already have been offered for sale in the city. Given the relatively close proximity of both locations and the similarity in the two crimes, particularly in the items stolen, police believe the two incidents may well be linked.
Officers would like to trace two men who were seen near to the first location at the relevant time.
The first is described as slim build, wearing a grey tammy, navy jacket, dark jeans, black gloves and white trainers.
The second is also of slim build, wearing a brown tammy, dark hooded top, grey gloves and grey jogging bottoms.
A police statement said: “Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting CR/593/19 or speak to any police officer.
“Alternatively, if you have any information about the incident you can contact the independent charity Crime Stoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org.”