Two men charged over theft from Underbelly's Bristo Square office after police raid homes and find heroin

A search of two properties in the Holyrood area resulted in a quantity of heroin with a street value of £7,000 being recovered and the arrest of two men in connection with the theft.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 12:13 pm

Police in Edinburgh have charged two men in connection with a theft from Underbelly's offices in Edinburgh city centre on New Year’s Day.

Two men forced entry to the static cabin premises on Bristo Square around 6.50am on Wednesday, 1 January, 2020 and left a short time later with a safe containing a five-figure sum of cash.

Underbelly organise Edinburgh's Hogmanay and Christmas festivals, along with other events throughout the year.

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Two men charged over theft from Underbelly's Bristo Square office after police raid homes and find heroin

Police searched two properties in the Holyrood area on Friday, which resulted in a quantity of heroin with a street value of £7,000 being recovered and the arrest of two men in connection with the theft.

A 50-year-old man and a 26-year-old man have been charged and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Monday, January 20)

Detective Inspector Jon Pleasance from Edinburgh CID said: “We are grateful for the all the support we have received from the public in relation to this investigation.

“In particular, I would like to thank the business community around Bristo Square and the South Side of Edinburgh who greatly assisted police enquiries.”

“Enquiries into this matter are still ongoing and anyone with information are asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2345 of Wednesday, 1 January, 2020. Alternatively an anonymous report can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”