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Appeal after tractors targeted near Crimond

By David Porter

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Police are appealing for information after the theft of power tools and GPS satellite tracking systems fitted to Case tractors occurred from a farm near Crimond, Fraserburgh between 6pm on Tuesday, March 9 and 7am on Wednesday, March 10.

The systems each comprise of a dome which is fitted to the roof of the tractor, a touch screen and a steering wheel.

Crime Reduction Officer PC Mike Urquhart said: "Where possible, vehicles should be housed in a lockable garage or building, ideally with security lighting installed to the perimeter.

"Vehicles should always be locked when not in use, with the keys locked away in a secure location.

"Keep recordings or photographs of serial numbers and vehicles as these can be crucial in recovery, should the worst happen.

"Consider fitting a CCTV system covering vehicles and machinery that sends alerts to a number of mobile devices should movement be detected.

"It is also important to be wary of crime even when selling a vehicle and check any prospective buyer is genuine before giving out your address details.

"Equally, it is just as important to protect yourself when buying used vehicles and machinery."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting reference PS-20210310-1593 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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