Thieves take bikes and fake firearms

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THIEVES have raided a lock-up in Linlithgow, making off with four motorcycles and imitation firearms with an 
estimated total value of around £30,000.

The theft at a garage at Pardovan Holdings in Philpstoun took place sometime between 9.30pm on Tuesday and 8.10am on Thursday.

Riding kit and several cameras were also stolen.

A police spokesman said: “The victim has been left 
devastated and we are keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the area between Tuesday evening and Thursday morning.

“We are carrying out local inquiries to trace the stolen goods and identify those responsible and will check with local second-hand and specialist retailers to see if any of these items have been offered.

“While the stolen Airsoft weapons are not real firearms, they are designed to look authentic and may cause fear and alarm if utilised outside a designated Airsoft gaming area.”

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses to the high-value theft to come forward.