Teenager arrested for string of car thefts around Edinburgh

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A teenager has been arrested in connection with a string of car thefts from properties in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The incidents were reported between July 8 and 27, when six properties were entered in the Gorebridge, Edinburgh, Prestonpans, Musselburgh, Newtongrange and Wallyford areas.

Car keys were taken from the addresses and used to steal six vehicles. Of these five have so far been recovered.

A 16-year-old boy has now been charged and is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, August 2.

Detective Sergeant Jordan Sharp of East and Midlothian’s Community Investigation Unit said: “I’d urge people to ensure that windows and doors are kept secured at all times.”