Housebreaking appeal

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Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following two housebreakings in Loanhead and Bilston.

The first incident occurred overnight between Sunday 28 and Monday 29 August on Gaynor Avenue, Loanhead.

A set of car keys were stolen, and a black Nissan Juke was subsequently stolen from outside the property.

The second incident involved a break-in to Bilston Miners Welfare Club around 3am on Tuesday, August 30. A number of items were stolen and the alarm was activated.

Anyone with information relating to any of these offences is asked to contact police immediately.

Sergeant Michele Lindsay from Penicuik Police Station said: “Our enquiries into these offences are ongoing as part of Operation RAC.

“I would encourage anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious behaviour in these areas to please come forward.

“Thieves are opportunistic and I would remind people to remain vigilant, to always ensure that your property is properly secured and to report any suspicious activity.

“A full range of useful advice and information on safeguarding your home can be viewed on our website www.scotland.police.uk.”

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