Police appeal for witnesses after attempted break-ins

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Police are appealing for witnesses following several reports of attempted break-ins in Bilston and Bonnyrigg.

The incidents happened in the early hours of Tuesday, January 27 when attempts were made to break into three homes.

A garden shed was broken into although no items appear to have been stolen.

Police are currently treating these incidents as linked and two suspects, described as being male and driving a dark-coloured vehicle, are sought.

The first man is described as of medium build, 5ft 10in tall, wearing an orange/red scarf, a flat cap, a dark body warmer and dark jeans. The second man is described as of slim build, 5ft 10in tall and wearing dark clothing with his hood up.

Inspector Caroline Mackay said: “Although nothing was stolen, these incidents were distressing for the owners of the properties and we will pursue all lines of enquiry.

“We urge residents to ensure that their property is secure at all times and to report any suspicious activity to us straight away.

“If anyone recognises the descriptions of the suspects or saw any suspicious activity in the area, I would ask them to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.