Police in the East Neuk of Fife are appealing for witnesses after a trailer and its contents were stolen from the central pier in Anstruther on Monday, July 4.
The trailer was marked with ISLE OF MAY BOAT TRIPS LTD and pictures of puffins and seals although these may have since been removed.
The trailer contained a large amount of protective clothing and buoyancy aids used as part of the owner’s business.
Officers are now asking anyone with information that can help them with their inquiries to please get in touch.
The double-axle Ifor Williams box trailer is white in colour and is 10ft long x 5ft wide with a roller shutter door to the rear and single access door to the front.
A white Ford Transit van was seen in the Anstruther area between 7.20pm and 9pm that night.
The incident occurred in broad daylight and the audacity of the thieves is quite alarmingCommunity Sergeant Pat Turner
This van is believed to have been used to carry out the theft.
Community Sergeant Pat Turner of St Andrews police station said: “The incident occurred in broad daylight and the audacity of the thieves is quite alarming.
“This theft has seriously impacted on a local business and I would ask everyone in the area to be vigilant and report any suspicious vehicles or persons to the police no matter what time of day or night.”
Anyone with any information that could help in tracing the people responsible for this crime is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.