Owner left 'traumatised' as three cars stolen from same street in Tranent in early hours of the morning following house break-ins
The owner of a brand-new Audi has been left ‘traumatised’ after her and her neighbour’s houses were broken into and three cars from the same street in Tranent were stolen in the early hours of Sunday.
Following two house break-ins, a white Audi (registration number D16 TJJ), silver Ford Fiesta (LC14 BFO) and dark blue BMW (RFS 38) were taken from driveways on Gavin’s Lee, Tranent at around 4.55am on Sunday, May 9.
Breaking in through the back doors, thieves stole cars keys from both houses and then made off with the vehicles.
Nothing else was stolen from the houses, however, a friend of one of the victims said the back door handle and key part were “done in”.
The owner of the stolen Audi, Taylor James, whose house was broken into, said she was left “traumatised” after the incident and “raging” as she only purchased the car in January.
Ms James said: “I’m pretty traumatised to be honest and just raging as it’s basically brand new.”
Ms James added that she is upset and angry that someone was in her property whilst her family were home.
The other two cars – the Ford Fiesta and the BMW – belong to Ms James’ neighbour who lives right beside her and whose home was also broken into.
It is understood the cars were last spotted on the Edinburgh City Bypass driving towards Edinburgh.
Police have confirmed that an investigation is underway following the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “An investigation is underway after three cars were stolen from Gavin’s Lee, Tranent.
"The thefts were reported to police on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Enquiries are ongoing.”