More arrests following Musselburgh and Longniddry break-ins

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Two people have been charged with housebreaking offences in East Lothian as part of the ongoing Operation RAC.

As a result of police enquiries, a 19-year-old man was charged in connection with a break-in in Stoneyhill Wynd, Musselburgh, on September 23, when a laptop was stolen.

Officers also reported another man to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with three separate housebreaking incidents in Longniddry and Musselburgh in December.

The 21-year-old is the second person to be identified in connection with this enquiry after a 25-year-old man was arrested and charged earlier this month.

Chief Inspector Colin Brown, Local Commander for East Lothian said: “Whenever a report of housebreaking is received it is thoroughly investigated with a view to bringing those responsible to justice.

“Despite the offence in Stoneyhill Wynd having occurred in September last year, officers have continued to pursue their lines of enquiry until they were able to make an arrest.

“In addition, further enquiries into the crimes in Longniddry and Musselburgh have resulted in a second male having now been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

“Housebreaking and associated offences will not be tolerated and anyone found to be involved can expect to be dealt with by police.

“Anyone wishing to report a housebreaking, or who would like information and advice on crime prevention can contact us on 101 or speak to their local policing team.”

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