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Stolen car found burnt out and thousands of pounds worth stolen following north-east farm shop theft

Police are hunting the thieves
Police are hunting the thieves

A van and thousands of pounds worth of items have been stolen from an Aberdeenshire farm shop.

A silver Volkswagen van and goods amounting to a five-figure sum were taken from the store in Blackburn.

The break-in took place between 11pm on Friday, December 23 and 5am on Saturday, December 24.

The van was found burnt out in Bucksburn following the theft.

A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland are investigating a break in at a Farm Shop near Blackburn, Aberdeenshire overnight between 11pm on Friday 23 December and 5am on Saturday 24 December.

“Entry was forced and items worth a five figure sum were stolen, along with a silver coloured Volkswagen motorvan registration number SW61 DNU. The van was later found burnt out near Bucksburn.

“The break-in occurred near to a busy road and it is possible that someone may have seen persons or vehicles in the area, or may have seen the stolen van being driven in the area.

“Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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