Officers are currently carrying out investigations into what appears to be the theft of plant equipment and an act of fire-raising at a forest site near to Bengall, Birkshaw Forset, Lockerbie.
Around 8.30am on Tuesday 30 January 2018 workmen arrived at the site to discover the theft of a generator and a number of batteries from the site. At that time the remains of a fire was discovered in containers on the site and to a Daf lorry 'gully sucker'.
Detective Constable Lee Moscrop said, "We are currently carrying our enquiries in the surrounding farms and cottages to see if anyone saw or heard anything which might assist in this enquiry.
"The value of the stolen generator and batteries is in excess of £7000. The value of the damaged containers and lorry is expected to be in the region of £80,000.
"We want to hear from anyone who may have been on roads around the Birkshaw Forest in the early hours of Tuesday 30 January 2018. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious should call police on the 101 number quoting reference PDG0022140118."
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