Mid and East Lothian break-ins may be linked

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Police in Midlothian and East Lothian are appealing for information and urging homeowners to be extra vigilant following a series of break-ins.

Extensive enquiries are underway after four properties in Penicuik and Musselburgh were entered and various items stolen in the early hours of Thursday morning (August 7).

Officers attended at New Street in Musselburgh after thieves entered a house at around 5.45am and took a set of car keys, before making off with a black Mercedes E220, a laptop and a wallet.

At Livesey Terrace in Penicuik, keys were also stolen from a property sometime between 11pm on Wednesday night and 7.30am Friday, leading to the theft of a Mini Cooper car and a Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorbike.

A failed attempt to steal a motorbike was made at a house on Woodside Drive in Penicuik shortly after 7am this morning, while there was an attempted break-in at Cuiken Terrace, also in Penicuik, at around 3.10am but nothing was taken.

Police Scotland is investigating the possibility that the above incidents are related and officers are urging anyone with information to come forward immediately.