Police appeal after Kirriemuir bank incident

A major Police operation is currently underway in Kirriemuir following an incident at the Royal Bank of Scotland in the early hours of this morning.

Bank Street is currently cordoned off and shops have been forced to close in the vicinity of the building.

Inspector Gordon Fotheringham at the scene in Bank Street this morning.

Inspector Gordon Fotheringham at the scene in Bank Street this morning.

Police Scotland officers are stationed throughout the town centre barring pedestrians and motorists from entering the crime scene.

An appeal has now gone out for information regarding the driver of a blue vehicle which was seen in the area at around 4 a.m.

Speaking to the ‘Dispatch and Herald’ this morning, Inspector Gordon Fotheringham of Police Scotland asked members of the public to contact his officers with any information.

He said: “Police Scotland received a call at about 04.55 this morning. We currently have cordons in place. There is damage reported to one of the ATM’s down at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

“We are looking to speak to anyone who might have seen a blue vehicle that was in the vicinity at the time.

“We are making sure it is safe for the public, hence the reason that we have got the cordons in place.”

Inspector Fotheringham confirmed local businesses had had to close but it was hoped the street would open shortly.

No further information was available regarding individuals involved or if any money was taken during the incident.

He urged anyone with any information to contact Police Scotland, telephone 101, or speak to any Police officer.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.