Police appeal for witnesses after four-figure theft from Forres building site


Officers in Forres are appealing for information following a theft at a building site in the Knockomie area.

The incident happened sometime between 12pm on Sunday, 14 June and 7.30am the following day, Monday 15 June, near to Whiterow when a number of items were stolen.

The items taken have an estimated value of four-figures.

Police Constable Megan Green of Forres Police Station said: “Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and I would urge anyone who has information or who may have been in the area and saw anything suspicious to contact police.

“Although the site was secured, I would also like to take this opportunity to remind businesses and contractors to review their security.

“Make sure that property and equipment is secured as thoroughly as possible and do not leave valuable items unattended and in plain sight, particularly in remote areas. It is worth considering security cameras or lights which act as a relatively simple deterrent against thieves.

“I would also ask business who may have had equipment stolen or who may have concerns about suspicious activity around their sites to report issues to Police as soon as possible.

“This type of crime will not be tolerated in our community and I would like to provide reassurance that any such reports will be dealt with swiftly.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 0732 of Monday, 15 June or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Marc Hindley
Author: Marc Hindley

Marc has worked as journalist and photographer all over Scotland. He also runs a PR and digital marketing agency Canary Dwarf. He has lived in Forres with his wife and three children since 2001.