Harris hawks stolen from Loch Lomond bird sanctuary
Police are continuing the hunt for two birds of prey stolen from a bird sanctuary in Balloch.
The two Harris hawks were stolen during a break-in at the Loch Lomond Shores in Ben Lomond Way.
Police said the theft took place sometime between 17:00 on Monday and 09:30 on Tuesday.
Officers have appealed for witnesses and said they were checking CCTV footage as well as carrying out inquiries in the local area.
Staff at the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre discovered the break-in when they were checking the birds as part of their normal routine on Tuesday morning.
Harris hawks are medium to large birds of prey with dark brown and chestnut plumage and a white-tipped tail.
There's growing concern about the wellbeing of the birds, which are a four-and-a-half-year-old female called Camay and a two-and-a half-year-old male named Terco.
Wildlife Crime Liaison Officer PC Andrew Crawford said: "Birds of prey are part of Scotland's identity and I would ask anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of these two birds to contact Police Scotland as a matter of urgency to ensure their safe recovery.
"I would urge anyone who may have been in the local area around those times who has information to come forward."