Security warning after car thefts

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Police are appealing for witnesses and issuing a security warning following a series of thefts from cars in East Lothian.

The incidents happened overnight between January 11-13 in the Tranent area.

Cars were broken into and items including mobile phones, money and keys were taken.

In one incident, a van in Macmerry was broken into and tools was taken.

These items included a Snap-on toolbox, Snap-on power probe and testing circuits.

The total value is estimated between £5000 and £6000.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “These thefts appear to be opportunistic and we would therefore like to remind car owners not to leave items of value in their vehicles overnight and to ensure that they are properly secure.”

Those with information about the thefts should contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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