Police issue warning over East Lothian car thefts

Drivers warned after break-ins.Picture: Comp

Drivers warned after break-ins.Picture: Comp

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A warning has been issued to motorists to hide valuables following a series of thefts from cars in East Lothian over the weekend.

The incidents happened overnight between Saturday and Monday.

Cars were broken into and items including mobile phones, money and keys were taken.

In one incident, a van was broken into in Macmerry and a variety of tools were taken. These items included full snap-on toolbox, snap-on power probe and testing circuits. The total value is estimated between £5000 and £6000.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “These thefts appear to be opportunistic and we would therefore like to remind car owners not to leave items of value in their vehicles overnight and to ensure that they are properly secure.

Similarly if anyone recognises the stolen tools or has information that can assist our inquiries, they should contact police.”

“Similarly, anyone with any other information that can help with our enquiries is also asked to contact police immediately on 101.”