Teenager charged after car stolen with owner’s dog

A car was stolen from Willowbank Row. Picture: Google
A car was stolen from Willowbank Row. Picture: Google
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A 16-year-old male has been arrested and charged after a car was stolen with the owner’s pet dog still inside.

The silver Honda CRV, containing a two-year-old Beagle, was stolen from a property in Willowbank Row on at around lunchtime on Friday.

The pet was later reunited with its owner after being found safe and well.

The accused is due to appear from custody before Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Detective Constable Alison Wyllie said: “Following an extensive inquiry local officers quickly traced and then arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with this theft.

“I want to reassure the public that vehicle crime is completely unacceptable and we are committed to using all resources at our disposal in order to arrest and charge those who take part in this criminal activity.

“Anyone who wants to report an offence in their area or has information on a crime can contact police on 101, speak to any officer or provide intelligence in confidence to the registered charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”