The incident is believed to have happened overnight and was reported around 7am on Monday, July 4. Doors at the Aberdeenshire council depot had been forced open and vehicle keys taken.Two white tipper vans, two silver trailers and two small, yellow JCB diggers were missing from the depot.
A security gate at a nearby housing development, also on Broomhill Road, were broken and a container entered but nothing was taken.
One tipper van has since been recovered in the Northumbria area and enquiries are ongoing to trace the others. Aberdeenshire Council website details are on the front and back of the tippers.Detective Constable Paul McEwen said: “These vehicle thefts have been organised and enquiries are ongoing to trace those that have not yet been recovered.
"The JCBs were likely removed on the trailers so could still be together and anyone who sees them should contact us.
“I would also urge anyone who saw anything suspicious at the site, or knows where these vehicles might be to get in touch.
“If you can assist our investigation then please contact us on 101, quoting incident number 0499 of Monday, 4 July, 2022, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”