Cash and phone stolen in Forres sneak-in thefts

Police advise people to lock doors

Police have reminded people to keep their doors and windows locked after three sneak-in thefts earlier in the week.

The first two incidents occurred at the same property in the Bynack Place area on separate days.

On Monday 22 April between 1pm and 11.45pm there was a theft of a two-figure sum of cash from the property.

On Tuesday 23 April at around 2.45pm a mobile phone was stolen from within the same property.

The third incident occurred in the area of Randolph Lane between 3pm and 4pm on Tuesday 23 April where cash was taken from a property.

PC Michael Duncan of the Forres Community Policing Team said: “The majority of these incidents occurred during daylight hours and so I would appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual at the relevant times to get in touch with us.

“At this stage, we are keeping an open mind on whether the incidents are all linked.”

He added: “I would take this opportunity to remind all householders to be mindful of securing their valuables and property at all times of the day. Try not to leave valuables on open display and always keep access points into your home locked. With warmer weather it can be tempting to leave windows and doors open however we would advise you to be mindful of keeping your home secure, especially when leaving your property unoccupied.

“Anyone with information on any of these incidents should call Police Scotland on 101 quoting references 0827 of 24 April for Bynack Place or 4189 of 23 April for Randolph Lane.”