Crime Scotland – September 20



POLICE in Dumfries are hunting thieves who stole XBOX components from a computer store.

The accessories were taken from the Game store on the High Street at around 11am on Monday, September 19.

Police are keen to trace a male believed to be responsible. He is described as being around 19 years old, five foot eight inches tall with a medium build and short red hair. He was wearing a black bomber style jacket and black tracksuit bottoms with a yellow stripe down the legs.

He was last seen running down the Vennel and then onto Irish Street.


A PLEA has been issued for a missing air rifle to be handed into police.

The weapon was was lost at the bus stop at Stena Line car park either on Tuesday, September 13 or Wednesday, September 14.

The police issued a warning thatt air rifles can be dangerous is used inappropriately.


A WINDOW was smashed at the Bridge Veterinary Clinic on Glasgow Road, Dumfries sometime between 7pm on Monday, September 19 and 3.30am on Tuesday,  September 20.


POLICE are keen to trace two boys who were seen throwing stones at a window at a property on Carrick Road, Dumfries. The boys were wearing dark coloured hooded tops. A window was subsequently smashed in the incident.


A LORRY has overturned outside Lochmaben.

The A709 road has been closed while police deal with the incident and is expected to remain closed for around 2 hours.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible and to expect delays.


A MAN is to appear in court tomorrow accused of being racially abusive a football match.

The 20-year-old was arrested during last Saturday’s Dunfermline v Hibs match after plain clothes officers infiltrated the crowd.

He was charged with a racially aggravated breach of the peace and is due to appear at Dunfermline Sheriff Court tomorrow.

Pars fans liaison officer, Sergeant Andy Smith, who has been running an engagement forum with fans, said: “Racist abuse of players, or any person for that matter, is totally unacceptable and we will do all we can to root out the very small minority of fans who act in this despicable way.

“The operation will continue at forthcoming home games and this arrest should act as a warning and deterrent to others.”

The man has been banned from the ground in the meantime, and if convicted, the club will consider further action, which is likely to be a lifetime ban.

Dunfermline Athletic Football Club Chairman John Yorkston said: ” We are a family-friendly football club and there is no place for anyone at Dunfermline who conducts themselves in a racially motivated way; the club’s position on this is very clear – anyone who is found guilty of racially abusing players or other fans will face being banned from the club for life.”


POLICE are investigating a break in at Northfield Community Education Centre, Byron Square, Aberdeen.

The incident occurred about 11pm on Friday, September 9.

Grampian Police are keen to trace a group of youths who were seen in the vicinity at the time.


A MAN has attempted to rob a betting shop in Aberdeen.

He left the Coral Eurobet store on Balnagask Road empty handed


Grampian Police is investigating an attempted robbery which occurred in the Torry area of Aberdeen.


At approximately 10.40am on Tuesday 20 September 2011 a male entered Coral Eurobet, 25 Balnagask Road, Aberdeen and demanded staff hand over a quantity of money before leaving empty handed.


The male responsible is described as approximately 5ft10in in height, medium build and was wearing a long sleeved white top with a navy coloured body warmer and a biege or brown beanie style hat.


Anyone with information regarding this incident or who area of the incident about that time is asked to contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.






THIEVES made off with a large sum of money after robbing a city bookmaker’s at knifepoint.


A VALUABLE mountain bike has been stolen from a campsite in the Borders.

The 15-year-old owner secured his £4,500 ROSE bike to the exterior of a caravan with a steel lock but awoke the next morning to find it missing.

It’s thought the bike was taken between 1am and 8am on Saturday,  September 17 from the downhill track campsite on Traquair Road, Innerleithen.

The bike has a purple and white frame, white Fox downhill front forks, and Fox rear suspension.

A police spokesman said: ‘The young man had come to Innerleithen to participate in the Scottish Downhill Championships and is deeply upset that his bike has been stolen.

‘Anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious within the downhill track car park is asked to contact police immediately.

‘Similarly, we would urge bicycle store staff to be on the look out in case someone tries to sell the bike on.’


POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a rape three months ago.

Police say they want to speak to the man in this CCTV image

A 39-year-old woman was allegedly dragged into bushes  and attacked in the Govan area of Glasgow in June.

The victim was left “extremely distressed but not physically injured” following the attack.

She had earlier befriended her attacker and they were walking along the Clyde Walkway together when the attack took place at around 2.30am.

Police said they are appealing for witnesses and want to identify and  want to speak to the man in the CCTV image in connection with the inquiry.

He is described as being 5ft 8in to 5ft 9in, of stocky build, with short dark hair and wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark trousers and trainers.


A ROBBER sprayed a homeowner with CS gas after the man disturbed him during his raid.


Samuel Stewart has been missing for almost a week

A PRISONER who absconded from open prison is being hunted by police.

Samuel Stewart, 47, had been on leave from Castle Huntly, near Dundee, but failed to return.

He visited Edinburgh for a week and was scheduled to be back at the open prison by 3pm on Wednesday, September 14.

Tayside Police has renewed an appeal for information that could help trace a 47-year-old prisoner who failed to return to HMP Castle Huntly, by Dundee, following a period of home leave.

He was sentenced to five years, four months and 15 days at the high Court in Edinburgh in August 2009 after being convicted of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement. He transferred from HMP Edinburgh to HMP Castle Huntly in January this year.

It is believed that he may be in the Edinburgh area, where he has friends and associates, but officers have not ruled out the possibility he is in London, where he has travelled to previously, or indeed elsewhere.

He is described as being five feet eight inches tall, of medium build, with brown hair, green eyes and a fair complexion. He also has tattoos on both arms, which include the word ‘’Mother’’, a panther and an eagle.