Businesses targeted in East Lothian break-ins

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Businesses were targeted in a spate of break-ins in Dunbar last week.

Police in East Lothian are investigating after three premises in Dunbar were targeted by housebreakers.

The incidents all occurred between 5pm on Friday 17th and 8am on Saturday 18th August in the Spott Road area.

During this time, two businesses were broken into.

A three-figure sum of cash was stolen from one property, with nothing appearing to have been stolen from the other.

Officers believe an attempted break-in at a third store in Spott Road is linked to these offences and inquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible.

Sergeant Scott Nicolson from Haddington Police Station said: “Given the proximity and time all of these incidents occurred, we believe the same individuals are responsible and we would urge anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around Spott Road on Friday evening or Saturday morning to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with information that can help us identify the culprits should also come forward.”

Those with information can contact Haddington Police Station via 101 and quote incident numbers 1131, 1313 or 2132 of the 18th August. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.