Police target thieves after spate of garage and shed raids in East Lothian

Police are advising householders to take extra steps to secure sheds and garages after a spate of break-ins over the past week in the Stoneybank area of Musselburgh.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 1:45 pm

Valuable bikes and other items have been stolen from different addresses and police are looking to catch the culprits.

In a post on Facebook, East Lothian police said: ‘If you do have valuable items in your shed, please consider a shed alarm which is inexpensive, can be bought online and easy to install.

‘As part of our Policing Commitments to tackle acquisitive crime we have purchased a number of shed alarms which we can supply and fit free of charge. These are for elderly and vulnerable residents who reside in the area and will form part of a crime prevention survey.

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‘If you, or someone you know fits the criteria above please send details to [email protected] and we will get back to you.’

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Police have reported a string of break-ins at sheds and garages in Musselburgh.