Police probe break-in at Bute Produce garden

Police are seeking information about a break-in at Bute Produce's market garden at Ashfield in which a door was forced and money removed from a building on the site.
Police are seeking information about a break-in at Bute Produce's market garden at Ashfield in which a door was forced and money removed from a building on the site.

Police in Rothesay are appealing for the help of the public after a quantity of cash was stolen from within a building at Bute Produce’s market garden at Ashfield, next to Rothesay Joint Campus.

The cash was taken after a door was forced open between 3.30pm on Saturday, November 9 and 8.50am on Monday, November 11.

In a separate incident, the front door of a flat in Russell Street was kicked in and items removed from inside between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, November 16.

Finally - and this one might stretch your memories a bit - a boiler was stolen from within a vacant flat in Watson Place in Ardbeg between February 22 and November 12 this year.

The long gap between the dates is down to the length of time the property was not checked by its landlord, but if you recall any suspicious activity around the apparent moving of a boiler in the area, police would like to hear from you.

In all three cases, if you have information, you can pass it on in person at Rothesay police office in the town’s High Street, via the Crimestoppers telephone line (0800 555 111) or by dialling 101 for Police Scotland’s non-emergency line and asking for Rothesay and the name of the investigating officer.

In the three cases above, the names you’ll need are Constable Mark Smith (for the Bute Produce break-in), Cosntable Jacqui McKendry (for Russell Street) and Constable William McDonald (for Watson Place).