Police make more Operation RAC arrests

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More people in Midlothian have been charged as part of Operation RAC, which continues to target housebreaking in the county.

A 21-year-old man was due to have appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week in connection with an alleged theft from the Watson and Lyall business yard, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, Loanhead, in January. He has also been charged in relation with an alleged attempted break-in to the Precision business premises, Pentland Industrial Estate, and an alleged theft from a commercial garage in Park Avenue, both Loanhead.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, Penicuik police have reported a man to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with alleged house breakings in Penicuik, Pathhead, Silverburn and West Linton.

Elsewhere in Midlothian, a 30-year-old man has been reported to the Fiscal in connection with an alleged break-in to a house in Greenhill Road, Gorebridge, on February 20.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in relation to an alleged break-in to an address in Buckie Road, Dalkeith, also on February 20.

Midlothian area commander Chief Inspector Jim Royan said: “In each of these incidents, those responsible caused either distress, alarm or financial loss to their victims and every offence was robustly investigated as part of Operation RAC.

“The public can assist us in our efforts to tackle housebreaking in Midlothian by reporting any suspicious activity they witness around homes, businesses and outbuildings to police immediately.

“In addition, our communities are again advised to ensure their properties are appropriately secured at all times to deter would-be thieves from targeting them.”

For advice and information on crime prevention contact your local policing team or Police Scotland on 101.