Police Scotland Appeal after stolen car found in Wester Hailes

Police Scotland are appealing for information after car stolen from an address in Burntisland was discovered in Wester Hailes at 3.40pm on Sunday 16 July 2017.

Car keys were stolen during the break-in at Orrock Drive, Burntisland, which took place between 7.30pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, and then used to steal a black-coloured Audi RS5.

During the early hours of Sunday morning, the stolen vehicle was seen by road policing officers in the Drylaw area of Edinburgh and a pursuit took place.

The car was traced in the Calder Grove area of Wester Hailes in Edinburgh by officers at around 3.40pm that day.

Detective Inspector Paul Dick of Kirkcaldy CID said:

We have seen recent incidents of homes being broken into with the intention of finding the owner’s car keys and then stealing their vehicle from the property.

High value and high performance cars in particular are being targeted, however please be aware that thieves will consider stealing any vehicle if they can locate the keys to this.

I would urge people to be vigilant, consider their home and vehicle security and ensure that all car keys, including any spare keys, are kept out of sight and cannot be easily located should you unfortunately have your home broken into.

Anyone who may have seen the car during this time is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4841 of 15 July.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Dial 101 if you see suspicious behaviour in your community, always dialling 999 if a crime is ongoing.

Further advice on keeping your property safe can be found here.

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