Appeal after Gorebridge break-ins

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for information after a series of housebreakings in Gorebridge over the weekend.

The incidents, three in total, were discovered on Sunday, March 20, and resulted in the theft of a number of high value items.

Between 9.30am on Saturday, March 19, and 2.50pm the following day, a thief or thieves broke into a shed in New Park Gardens and stole a Kawasaki KMX 125 motorcycle. Officers want to hear from anyone who has seen the vehicle, which is black and red in colour.

Meanwhile, officers are looking for information in relation to a break-in at a home on Lady Brae, which was targeted sometime between 1.30pm and 3.45pm on Sunday. Property including electrical items and jewellery were subsequently stolen.

In a separate incident, a homeowner in Barleyknowe Street discovered that a garage and two domestic sheds had been broken into sometime overnight between the Saturday and Sunday. It is not clear at this stage what, if anything, has been taken.

Sergeant Michele Lindsay, who is based in Bonnyrigg, said: “Given the nature of the offences and the proximity of where they occurred we’re keeping an open mind to the possibility that they’re linked.

“As such I would be very keen to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious behaviour in the areas of New Park Gardens, Lady Brae and Barleyknowe Street over the weekend.

“Similarly anyone who has information relevant to our enquiries or who has been offered goods that they believe to be stolen to contact police as soon as possible.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.