A dump truck has been stolen following a break in at a sewage site works site in Gorebridge.
Thieves raided a work site on Station Road in Gorebridge over the weekend with the incident occurring between 12:30 on Saturday and 07:30 on Monday.
A JCB digger, forklift digger and a separate dump truck were also broken into.
The first dump truck was then stolen from the site, damaging various pieces of property as it was driven away, however it was found abandoned a short distance away.
Sergeant Stuart Aitchison from Dalkeith Police Station said: “As a result of this break in, the attempted theft of several plant vehicles and the successful theft of one dumper truck, approximately £80,000 worth of damage has been caused and we are pursuing various lines of inquiry to trace whoever was responsible.
“If you remember seeing any suspicious activity around the site over the weekend or in the early hours of Monday morning then please contact police immediately.
“In addition, anyone with any further information that can help with our investigation is also asked to come forward.”
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.