Four charged with housebreaking and drug offences

Police crackdown on housebreaking continues.Picture : Ian Georgeson

Police crackdown on housebreaking continues.Picture : Ian Georgeson

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Four men have been arrested and charged with housebreaking offences in Edinburgh this weekend as part of Operation RAC.

Police responded to reports of a break-in at the Queens Hall on Clerk Street at around 10.50pm on Saturday 28th December where numerous bottles of alcohol and event tickets had been stolen from inside.

Following local enquiries in the area, three males were traced at Boroughloch and found in possession of the stolen goods.

The men aged 23, 29 and 31 were all subsequently charged and are scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

In a separate investigation into a break-in at a residential property in Craiglockart Park from June this year, police conducted a search of an address in Lochend area on Saturday morning.

A number of electrical items were seized from within the flat and are subject to further enquiry.

In addition, around £44,000 worth of diamorphine and £6,000 worth of cocaine was also recovered.

The 27-year-old was charged in connection with alleged housebreaking and drug offences and is also due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Detective Inspector John Kavanagh said: “Police Scotland is committed to tackling housebreaking and further enforcement activity as part of Operation RAC will continue to take place across Edinburgh.