Three charged in connection with garden thefts in Marykirk

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Two males aged 18 and 19 and an 18-year-old female have been charged in connection with numerous alleged thefts from gardens in the Marykirk area in recent weeks and a report is to be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Officers from the Laurencekirk Community Policing Team launched an investigation after ornaments, plants and solar lights, worth a low, three-figure sum, were taken from properties in the area.

PC Fiona Lawson, who investigated the incidents, said: “We would like to thank every person who took the time to assist with our enquiries.

“I would encourage anyone with concerns about suspicious activity in their community to contact Police Scotland on 101. Thefts in tight-knit communities can cause considerable upset and anger and Police Scotland is committed to finding those responsible and dealing with them appropriately.”