Thieves target Jags shop
POLICE in Buckie have launched an appeal for information following a report that a shop within Buckie Thistle FC's home ground of Victoria Park had been broken into.
During the incident, a quantity of confectionary was stolen.
The theft is reported to have happened between 9am on Monday, February 3 and 7pm on Tuesday, February 4. There has also been a report of damage to the building.
Local Constable Sean Gulland said: “Buckie Thistle FC is important to the local community and we will take all steps possible to identify those responsible.
“I’m appealing to anyone with information that may assist the investigation to contact us by calling 101, quoting reference number 973 of 5 February.”
The break-in rendered the club's pie shop out of commission just before the Jags were due to face Fraserburgh in the quarter-finals of the Highland League Cup on Wednesday evening.
However, undaunted by the last minute setback Thistle volunteers opened the function hall kitchen window, which had previously served as the ground's pie shop a number of years ago, to keep the punters supplied with teas, coffees and snacks.
There was plenty for them them to cheer about as the Jags edged into the last four after a penalty shootout.