Metal thieves target Midlothian Asda store

Thieves have targeted Midlothian’s new Asda store causing £100,000 worth of damage by stealing scrap metal.

Sometime between 8pm on Wednesday, July 13, and 6am the next morning, various lengths of copper wiring were stolen from around the building, which is under construction at New Pentland, Loanhead.

In addition, two aluminium towers were also stolen.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “Due to the size of the materials stolen, it is suspected that a van would have been used to transport the items from the site.”

The estimated value of the copper wiring is £5000 and the aluminimum towers £200 each.

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