Police make three arrests

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

Three people have been charged with housebreaking offences as Operation RAC continues in Midlothian.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged break-in at St Luke’s and Mayfield Primary Schools in August when power tools were taken.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man was due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Wednesday) in relation to an alleged break-in and theft from a property in Greenhall Road, Gorebridge

A 24-year-old man is due to appear in court tomorrow (Thursday) in connection with a break-in at the Semi Chem store, High Street, Dalkeith, today.

Chief Inspector Jim Royan, local area commander for Midlothian, said: “With another three arrests being made in the past week, Midlothian residents can be assured that Operation RAC continues to tackle the issue of housebreaking across the region.

“We will carry on with our efforts to bring those responsible for acquisitive crime to justice and return all stolen property to its rightful owners.”

Operation RAC Operation RAC was launched last year to tackle housebreaking in many communities throughout the country where the issue was identified as a local priority.

Chief Insp Royan added: “To ensure your home, business, garage or shed is not an easy target for criminals, we urge the public to ensure they have appropriate security in place.

“Officers are happy to provide crime prevention advice to their local communities and anyone wishing more information on safeguarding their possessions can contact their local policing team.”