Man charged over break-in

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A MAN has been arrested and charged over a break-in at a New Town home which also saw the thief steal the owner’s Volkswagen Golf.

The 25-year-old man was detained following the alleged housebreaking in Heriot Row on Saturday.

Electrical equipment, jewellery and the car were stolen.

The man was set to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday in connection with the break-in, as well as for offences under the Road Traffic Act.

A police spokesman said: “As a result of public intervention a man has been arrested.”