Appeal after theft of tools in Fort William

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Police in Lochaber are appealing for information following a high value theft of tools in the Fort William area.

The equipment – valued at more than £3,000 – was removed from a property in Wallace Place, which is currently undergoing renovation.

The theft happened overnight between 8.45pm on Wednesday May 15, and 8.15am on Thursday May 16.

The tools include some smaller items but also cordless drills, nail gun, a finishing gun, grinder, router, batteries and charger, as well as a radio and many of the items are branded ‘Makita’.

Constable David Mockett commented: ‘We would urge anyone who may have been in the area to let us know if they saw anything suspicious, even if it seemed of little note at the time.

‘Removing this quantity of tools may have required more than one person and a vehicle to remove.

‘We would urge people to be vigilant and let us know if they are any equipment matching this description for sale.’

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference NP1445/19, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.