THIEVES raided a building site in Greenock's town centre and stole plant machinery worth £20,000.

Police were called to Jamaica Street following the theft of the conveyor belt on Sunday September 29.

Construction firm CBL are on the site following the demolition of the former Wilson's Storage and Removals building, which was wrecked by fire last December.

Sergeant Jason Logsdon, of Greenock police, said: A conveyer belt plant equipment, valued at £20,000, was stolen from this construction site on Greenock's Jamaica Street.

"There have been reports that a transit van was seen nearby and possibly used in the removal of this machinery. We are hoping someone may be able to help us locate this vehicle."

The site is believed to have been targeted at around 9.20pm.

The former church building, which was subsequently used by Wilson's, has now been torn down after being declared unsafe.

Repair work is now being carried out to the common wall shared by the Greenock Free Church of Scotland.

Anyone with information in relation to the theft of the plant machinery is urged to contact police on 101 quoting incident 4216.