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Man arrested following Longniddry and Musselburgh break-ins.

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A man has been charged in connection with two housebreaking offences in Longniddry and another in Musselburgh.

The 24-year-old was arrested as part of Operation RAC, an ongoing police operation across Scotland.

A number of arrests have already been made in East Lothian and officers say they will continue to pursue known offenders throughout the region.

Break-ins to properties in Glassel Park Road and Links Road, Longniddry, were reported to police on December 30, along with another incident in Linkfield Road, Musselburgh.

Chief Inspector Colin Brown, East Lothian Commander, said: “Housebreaking has been identified as a local priority for many communities within East Lothian and through Operation RAC we are responding to this, with a number of arrests having already been made and proactive enquiries into housebreaking continuing.

“We will robustly investigate all reports of acquisitive crime and the success we’re already seeing within East Lothian during Operation RAC should send a clear message that those responsible for housebreaking will be brought to justice.

“The public also have a vital role to play in preventing crimes of this nature occurring by taking the necessary steps to protecting their homes, businesses, garages and sheds.

“Whenever you leave your home or commercial property unattended, ensure all doors and windows are locked and where possible, consider additional security measures such as alarms and motion-activated lighting.

“Any items of value should also be stored safely out of sight.

“Local officers regularly engage with the public through a number of channels and are happy to provide crime prevention advice to anyone who requires it.

“Alternatively, all the necessary information can be found on our website at www.scotland.police.uk”

 

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