POLICE are handing out a Christmas card warning to known criminals in Edinburgh a bid to cut down festive crime.
Over 100 individuals who have previous convictions for robbery will be visited by uniformed officers and presented with a Police Scotland Christmas card reminding them of the Force’s ongoing campaign to tackle housebreaking.
The card highlights to offenders that any crimes they commit over the festive period will result in arrest and spending the holiday season away from family and friends.
Each card will be hand-delivered by local officers from the area as part of Operation RAC and anyone else found to be involved in housebreaking or associated offences can expect to be dealt with by police.
Detective Inspector John Kavanagh said: “Officers in Edinburgh continue to carry out enforcement activity across the city and each day more and more housebreakers are being identified and brought to justice.
“Delivering these Christmas cards is a proactive approach to ensuring offences are not committed in the first instance and allows us to send a clear message to known housebreakers that we know who they are, and we are watching them very closely.
“Christmas and New Year is a time to spend with family and friends. However, rest assured that should you commit a housebreaking, then we will find you and you’re festive period will be spent in police custody.”