A security warning has been issued to motorists in Musselburgh following a spate of break-ins to vehicles.
Between September 6 and 7 four reports were made to local police officers after drivers noticed property missing or damage to their cars.
A white Audi A4 was parked outside an address in Monktonhall Terrace on the Friday evening and when the owner returned to the vehicle the following morning, he discovered that an iPod and a pair of sunglasses had been stolen from within.
During the same period, an attempt was made to steal a Volkswagen Camper van that was parked in Stoneyhill Road.
The van sustained damage to its side window before an unsuccessful attempt was made to hotwire it.
Two further incidents were reported in Market Street, where a Honda Civic and a minibus were broken into.
Police are trying to establish if the crimes are linked and are keen to hear from anyone who can assist with their enquiries.
They are also reminding motorists to safeguard their vehicles and property.
Sergeant Jon Fleetwood said: “We would urge anyone who remembers seeing or hearing anything suspicious in these streets to contact police immediately.
“Similarly, anyone else who believes their vehicle has been targeted should also come forward.
“Car and van owners should always remember to secure their vehicles when leaving them parked or unattended and remove valuable items from inside, or store them out of sight.
“Where possible, park your vehicle in well-lit areas and report anyone acting suspiciously in the area to police.”
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