Police are appealing for information following the theft of £2500 worth of cigarettes from the back of a lorry that was making a delivery in Bonnyrigg on Sunday afternoon.
The incident happened around 1.10pm, as the vehicle made a delivery to the Co-op store in the High Street.
The driver of the unmarked turquoise-coloured articulated lorry had arrived at the store when he realised that the back door of the trailer had been opened, and the cigarettes stolen.
It is possible that whoever was responsible had got into the trailer when it stopped at the traffic lights at the crossroads in Lothian Street, before jumping out with the goods on the lorry’s arrival at the Co-op car park.
Read full story in the February 2 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.