Vigilance plea after second garage break-in

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Another community garage has been broken into.

The raid at PJ Hursons Garage Services, Ollaberry, occurred between 8pm on Sunday and 9.30am on Monday.

It follows a similar incident at Burra Motors Ltd Easterdale, Hamnavoe, between 10.30pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.

Police this morning said they were keen to speak to anyone with knowledge of the latest incident, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously.

Members of the public are also being urged to be extra vigilant – especially those who own small businesses or garages.

Chief Inspector Angus MacInnes

Chief Inspector Angus MacInnes

Area commander Angus MacInnes urged the public to get in touch if they thought they had useful information which could lead to an arrest.

“I would ask everybody to keep their eyes open and if they see or hear anything suspicious, please let us know. Also, make sure your properties are secure and everything is locked away.

“We live in a very safe community, but we need people to help us keep it that way. We had officers out last night doing extra patrols. We have officers working to find who is responsible for this, and if people know please tell us so we’ll get them.”

He stressed that police were keeping an “open mind” as to whether the two garage break-ins were connected.

Detective sergeant Bryan Ronald, who is investigating the incidents, said: “This is a further reported incident whereby an essential business serving the local community has been targeted.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.