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Police are warning farmers to be on the alert after farms in Scotland were targeted in a rural crime wave.

Police Scotland is investigating a number of thefts across the Dumfries and Galloway region.

See also: Farmers targeted as rural crime wave sweeps across Scotland

A red Honda TRX 500 quad bike, valued at about £3,000, was stolen from a farm at Whauphill, Newton Stewart, sometime between 6pm on Thursday, 9 July and 10am on Friday 10 July.

A large quantity of tools, including a SIP welder inverter, a Husqvarna chainsaw, a Makita angle grinder, electric drills and Draper socket sets were stolen from a farm at Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart. The value of the stolen property is more than £2,000.

The theft took place sometime between 8.30pm on Thursday 9 July and 4am on Friday 10 July.

An orange Husqvarna hedge strimmer was taken from a farm near Carinryan, Stranraer, sometime between Wednesday 24 June and Wednesday 8 July.

Anyone with information is urged to call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.