Police in Musselburgh are appealing for witnesses following a number of break-ins to sheds and huts over the last week.
There were five break-ins to outbuildings around Pinkie Road and Windsor Park areas on Sunday night (16th February) and the early hours of Monday (17th February) which are thought to be linked.
There were also four break-ins to sheds in the Eskview area of Musselburgh on Wednesday night (16th February) which are also believed to be linked.
Local officers are now asking anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward, particularly if they notice anything suspicious in the area. They are also urging residents to ensure their properties are suitably protected against criminal activity.
Inspector Andrew Harborow from Police Scotland said: “These incidents are all being investigated as part of Operation RAC and anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around homes in these areas in the past week is asked to contact police immediately.
“We are appealing to the public to come forward if they see anyone behaving suspiciously in rear gardens, acting as a look out, or if they hear significant noise coming from back gardens.
“In addition, we would remind our communities to make sure they have all the necessary security measures in place to deter would-be thieves from targeting their property.
“Anyone wishing advice on crime prevention can contact their local policing team.”