Police Scotland are delighted to be supporting the Safer Business Stronger Scotland campaign, working in partnership with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) and other key partners; including the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, to help keep businesses safe and resilient to the threat of criminal activity.
Police Scotland is committed to improving the safety and wellbeing of our communities and this of course includes our business communities. We are delighted to have strong partnerships with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and other agencies, working together to provide support to businesses and help them to protect themselves from criminals who are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods. Initiatives like this provide a strong message to would be criminals that Scottish businesses are not easy targets and will be well prepared for the threats they may pose.
The Scottish Business Resilience Centre is a non-profit organisation which exists to support and help protect Scottish businesses. SBRC has a team of seconded police and fire officers working directly with businesses to provide advice, activity and training courses that support the campaign.
Research shows that 6 in 10 small to medium sized-businesses (SMEs) which are victims of cyber-attacks do not recover, and close within six months. Yet despite this, 75 per cent of SMEs in Scotland have spent nothing on cyber fraud prevention – the highest across the UK.
Throughout the campaign, SBRC will be delivering a range of advanced training, support and intelligence sharing for businesses to help mitigate threats ranging from online fraud to serious organised crime.
A 45 year old male was arrested on Wednesday 26th June after being found within a building in Balhousie Street, Perth with intent to steal. (CR/16542/19)
A 37 year old man was arrested for theft by housebreaking at a farm near to Blackford on Thursday 27th June. (CR/16740/19)
Overnight on Thursday 27th June a stihl saw was stolen from a Ford Transit Tipper Truck, parked in Potterhill Gardens, Perth. (CR/16855/19)
Between Friday 28th June and Monday 1st July, a window was smashed at Goodlyburn Primary School, Crieff Road, Perth. (CR/16942/19)
Between 11am and 12pm, Tuesday 2nd July, a male was responsible for thefts from 3 shop premises in George Street and Atholl Street, Perth. The male distracted the shop keepers by asking about lost property before stealing items. He is described as in his 30’s, around 6ft tall, medium build with short fair hair and wearing glasses. He spoke with a soft English accent. (CR/17058/19)
Between Wednesday 5th and Thursday 20th June, a black Volvo motor car was scratched when parked in Bowton Road, Kinross. (CR/16685/19). A white Audi A1 was also scratched whilst parked in the same street overnight on Tuesday 25th June. (CR/16508/19)
Overnight on Monday 1st July, a stone was used to smash the rear window of a silver Hyundai I40 parked in McWilliam Place, Kinross. (CR/17045/19)
About 11:15am, Tuesday 2nd July a male attempted to break into a house in Sauchie Terrace, Crieff by climbing through a window however was disturbed by the householder and made off. He is described as a white male, aged between 30 and 50 years old with short ginger/blond hair, no facial hair, freckles with a pale complexion. (CR/17100/19).
Between 7am and 3:30pm, Thursday 27th June, garden ornaments were stolen from outside a house in Dalginross, Comrie. (CR/16976/19)
Between 2:30pm and 7pm on Tuesday 25th June, a Fage Fishing Rod and Fly Reel were stolen from a Subaru Forrester, parked at The Ballathie House Hotel, Kinclaven. (CR/16496/19)
Between 8:30pm, Monday 24th June and 3pm, Tuesday 25th June, a Yamaha Outboard Motor was stolen from a boat at Taymouth Marina, Kenmore. (CR/16476/19)
Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Local Area Commander
Perth and Kinross
FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERNET LINKS
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