Thieves drive off with plant hire truck

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A TRUCK carrying plant hire equipment was stolen by thieves during a £100,000 raid.

The Scania lorry, registration MV02 SNU, was stolen from the premises occupied by Ecosse Sports at the Newbridge Industrial Estate at around 5.10pm on Sunday.

The vehicle was carrying equipment including a yellow JCB mini excavator, a green Avant 420, a yellow JCB Vibromax roller, and a white Bobcat Skidsteer.

In total, the value of the lorry and equipment is around £100,000.

The truck is described as a blue and white flatbed Scania, with Ecosse Sports livery visible on the cab.

Pc Mhairi Mitchell said: “The vehicle was stolen from the yard at Newbridge Industrial Estate around 5.10pm on Sunday, by someone who rammed through the gates in order to make their escape from the premises.

“At this time we are appealing to anyone who may have seen the vehicle being driven on the motorway, or who has any information regarding its current whereabouts, to contact police immediately on 101.”