Detectives are carrying out inquiries and appealing for information following the theft of 450 sheep.
The cheviot sheep, valued at around £60,000, were stolen from a farm in Moffat at some point from 5pm on Sunday to 5pm on Monday
Detective Inspector Scott Young from Dumfries Police Office said today: “The theft of such a large amount of sheep would have required careful planning and obviously there must have been vehicles used.
“The grazing land the sheep were on covers several thousand acres north of the A708 Moffat to Selkirk road near to Greymares Tail in Moffat.
“At this time I would urge anyone who saw anybody acting suspiciously in this area between the times stated, or anyone with information that may assist our police investigation to contact Dumfries Police Office through the non-emergency number 101.
“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”