Jewellery has been stolen from a Penicuik home in a brazen break-in.
Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following the housebreaking and theft yesterday.
The incident happened between 3.30pm and 8.30pm at an address in The Square area.
The suspects forced entry and are alleged to have searched through the property before making off with a number of items of jewellery.
Inquiries are continuing to trace those responsible.
Sergeant Michele Lindsay from Penicuik Police Station said: “Our enquiries continue and I would encourage anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious behaviour in the area to come forward.
“These type of crimes are opportunistic and I would urge people to remain vigilant and secure their belongings and property, ensuring windows and doors are locked and any suspicious activity is reported to police.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Penicuik Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.