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East Lothian housebreaking arrests reach 29

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Twenty-nine people have been charged or reported for housebreaking or associated offences as a result of an ongoing police campaign.

Over £5,000 worth of stolen property has also been recovered in the county since Operation RAC began last December.

At around 9pm on February 28, police responded to the Tranent Medical Practice following reports of a break-in.

Officers attending detained a 16-year-old male in the area, who was subsequently charged.

He will appear in court at a later date and enquiries are ongoing to trace others believed to be involved in this incident.

Chief Inspector Colin Brown, the area commander for East Lothian, confirmed that police would continue to undertake Operation RAC enforcement activity across the county.

He said: “Since December, 29 people have been apprehended in connection with housebreakings and various other offences relating to acquisitive crime.

“Our continued efforts to bring those responsible for crimes of this nature to justice should send a clear message that we are doing everything we can to keep our communities safe.

“Housebreaking has been identified as a local priority for East Lothian and whenever we receive a report of such offences taking place we will carry out a robust investigation and anyone found to be involved can expect to be dealt with by police.

“Our communities can assist us in tackling acquisitive crime by ensuring their properties are suitably secured and I would urge anyone wishing advice and guidance on crime prevention to contact us on 101 or visit their local police station.”

 

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