Eskbank shop targeted by thieves

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Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following two ram-raid thefts at business premises in Mid and East Lothian.

At around 11.40pm on Monday, October 26, the Co-op store in Main Street, Ormiston, was entered after a green Citroen Saxo was reversed into the shop window.

The occupants of the vehicle then stole a small quantity of cigarettes from within.

A similar offence was reported last night (Wednesday, October 28) when the Eskbank Post Office was broken into at around 11pm.

Again, a green Citroen Saxo was used to force entry to the building before cigarettes were stolen.

Detective Sergeant Dave Reilly said: “As part of this investigation, we are actively seeking to identify the driver and other occupants of the green Citroen Saxo and I would ask anyone with information that can help us identify these individuals to contact police immediately.

“If anyone believes they have seen the vehicle, which will most likely have front and rear damage, is also urged to come forward.

“In addition, anyone who saw anything suspicious around either premises during the time of these offences should get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.