South Scotland

Newcastleton thieves take tools worth thousands

Police have appealed for witnesses after two break-ins in the Borders in which tools worth thousands of pounds were taken.

Both incidents happened between 20:00 on Monday and 08:30 on Tuesday.

Power tools worth £5,000 were taken from a workshop at the rear of Birch Tree Cottage in one incident.

In another, tools worth more than £350 were taken from an address at Bankend. Police said they were investigating whether the break-ins were linked.

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