More East Lothian housebreaking arrests

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A further four people have been arrested for housebreaking offences as part of Police Scotland’s Operation RAC.

Overnight between February 2 and 3 a number of sheds within rear gardens of properties in The Promenade, Musselburgh were broken into and various items, including a Triumph motorcycle were stolen.

The vehicle was recovered nearby and a short time later a 25-year-old man was detained in connection with the incidents.

He was subsequently charged and was due to appear at Haddington Sheriff Court on February 4.

On Thursday 6th February officers responded to a report of a break-in and theft from an address in Meetinghouse Drive, Tranent.

An 18-year-old woman and 23-year-old man were quickly identified and arrested. Both were due to appear in court on February 7.

As part of Operation RAC, police in Musselburgh had been investigating a number of housebreaking offences, which took place at the G Grigg & Sons business premises at the Inveresk Mills Estate, between May and November last year.

Various items of property were stolen during this period resulting in around £11,000 worth of loss to the company.

On February 6, a 17-year-old male was arrested in connection with these offences and was due to appear at Haddington Sheriff Court the following day.

Chief Inspector Colin Brown, Local Area Commander for East Lothian said: “The public can take great reassurance from the high-numbers of arrests being made in the region as part of Operation RAC.

“I would like to reiterate our commitment to tackling housebreaking and acquisitive crime and continue to assure our communities that enforcement action will continue to bring those responsible to justice.

“All reports of housebreaking are treated with the utmost seriousness and anyone who witnesses or experiences a crime of this nature should contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone wishing crime prevention advice aimed at safeguarding their property and possessions can also get in touch with their local policing teams.”

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