Spate of Edinburgh house break-ins believed to be linked

Three recent house break-ins in the Capital are believed to be linked, according to Edinburgh police.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 3:17 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 3:35 pm
Three recent break-ins in Edinburgh are believed to be linked picture: Police Scotland

The robberies have happened on different days at Ferniehill Grove, Saughton Road and Sincalir place.

The house break-in on Ferniehill Grove involved five unidentified men who forced entry to a property, stealing personal items and electronic equipment at about 7.55pm on Sunday, 28 February.

All of the men suspected have been described as being about 25 to 30-years-old.

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One of the suspects is believed to be about 6ft tall and of a heavy build. He was wearing a dark blue ski mask, dark blue Reebok hooded top and black/grey trousers.

Another man has been described as being about 5ft 8in tall and wearing a red ski mask with light bits, a dark hoodie and tracksuit bottoms.

The remaining three men have been described as skinny and were wearing dark blue ski masks and dark clothing at the time of the incident.

It is understood they left the scene in a grey or silver Vauxhall Insignia car.

Officers have confirmed this latest incident is linked to two other house break-ins in the city – one which happened at about 3.30pm on Sunday, 21 February where three suspects, all wearing dark clothing and ski masks, forced entry to an address on Saughton Road before leaving the scene in what was described as a blue Vauxhall saloon car.

The other incident happened at about 5pm on Wednesday, 24 February where two suspects wearing dark clothing and face masks were disturbed while attempting to force entry to a property on Sinclair Place.

Detective Inspector Kevin Tait of Edinburgh Division CID said: "Our enquiries into each of these incidents are ongoing and, while we are keeping an open mind, we believe they are potentially linked.

"We would urge anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity to get in touch with us, particularly if you have seen a grey, silver or blue Vauxhall saloon car acting suspiciously in the areas. We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam or private CCTV footage.

"Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 3519 of 28 February or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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