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Tyres worth thousands of pounds stolen in Elgin

Dozens of tyres worth thousands of pounds have been stolen in Elgin.

About 100 tyres were taken from BS Tyres at the Moray town's Chanonry industrial estate between 17:00 on Thursday and 08:00 on Friday.

Grampian Police said the stolen tyres were valued at nearly £7,000.

The force said there were a variety of makes and sizes, mainly for cars.

A scrambler-type motorcycle was also stolen.

'Considerable effort'

Pc Mike Mulloy said: "The tyres were removed despite large boulders that were placed across the entrance of the premises.

"Whoever is responsible has gone to considerable effort to remove them and then carry off the tyres.

"It is believed that it would have required the use of a large vehicle, possibly a lorry.

"I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area during these times or who has been offered cheap tyres for sale."

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