Police in Edinburgh make housebreaking arrests


Edinburgh’s dedicated housebreaking officers have arrested three more people as part of the ongoing Operation RAC.

Sometime between 31 May 2015 and 1 June 2015 an address in Riccarton Mains Road was broken into and a Honda CRV was stolen using the true key.

In the early hours of 5 June 2015 police were alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the area of Allan Park Drive. Enquiries established that another property in Baberton Mains Park had been subject to a housebreaking and a Seat Leon had been taken.

Both the Seat and the Honda were subsequently recovered and on Wednesday 10 June 2015, a stolen property warrant was executed at an address in Muirhouse Gardens and various items were recovered from within.

Two men aged 19 and 17 were charged with the break-ins to both homes as well as various road traffic offences.

In addition, police also detained an 18-year-old man in Pennywell Road on Tuesday 9 June 2015 for a breach of bail conditions. He will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for this offence.

Operation RAC has played a particular focus on areas in South West Edinburgh after it was revealed that it was one of the top ten areas in the country for housebreakings.

Chief Superintendent Mark Williams, Divisional Commander for Edinburgh said:

This is another great recovery of high-value vehicles as part of Operation RAC and another two men are in custody.

I want to make it clear to everyone involved in housebreaking and vehicle theft that we will pursue you with all the resources at the disposal of Police Scotland.

Tackling housebreaking is my top priority and my officers are keen to hear from the public who may have vital information on those responsible for these offences.

If you have information, or would like to know more about how to safeguard your property then please call us on 101. Alternatively, crime can also be reported anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Crime prevention advice is also available on our website at www.scotland.police.uk.

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