Thieves break-into Broch Coastguard over weekend

HM Coastguard
HM Coastguard

Fraserburgh Coastguard was broken into over the weekend as thieves made off with electronics storing all the coastguard’s information.

The Coastguard’s laptop was taken in the incident which occurred between the evening of Friday 25 and Sunday 27.

A post on the HM Coastguard Fraserburgh said: “These reprobates have stolen the station laptop and as yet it doesn’t look like any of our life saving equipment has been taken but it has left a sour taste in the mouths of all volunteers associated with Fraserburgh CRT.

“The laptop was an acer notebook with all coastguard information on it. If you have any information regarding this crime please contact Police Scotland on 101.”

Police are now investigating the incident which happened at the Coastguard’s offices in Westshore Industrial place.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Officers are investigating a theft which occurred at a unit in Westshore Industrial place between 6.00pm on 25 November and 9.00pm on 27 November 2016.

“An electrical item valued at a low three figure sum was stolen as a result. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”

Despite the break-in the Coastguard was still able to assist Fraserburgh Lifeboat on the Monday after an urgent medical evacuation was needed from a fishing vessel four miles off the Fraserburgh coast.