West Lothian car thieves spotted ‘driving recklessly’ in Capital

editorial image

THIEVES who stole two cars in an early morning break-in at a property in West Lothian have been spotted driving recklessly in Edinburgh.

Offenders broke into the property on Grange Knowe, Linlithgow at around 2am this morning and stole car keys which were used to then steal two vehicles - a white Audi S4 Quattro and a red Ford Fiesta.

Police were quickly alerted to the theft and the vehicles were seen in Edinburgh and East Lothian a short time later but made off from officers.

PC Craig Leckie of the Community Investigation Unit at West Calder Police Station said: “This was extremely distressing for the occupants who awoke in the night to discover their home had been broken into and their vehicles had been stolen.

“The cars were seen driving dangerously and at speed a considerable distance away only 30 minutes later - the Audi, registration KJ17HWU at Cameron Toll in Edinburgh, and the Fiesta, registration SN16XVD at the Newcraighall roundabout on the A1.

“This is reckless behaviour which has put other road users at risk and we need to apprehend those responsible as soon as possible, so I would urge anyone who has seen these vehicles or knows where they are to contact police immediately.

“Likewise, anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in Linlithgow in the early hours should also call the Community Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference 187 of Wednesday 18th April, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Join our Facebook group Our Edinburgh to share images and news from and around the Capital

Know someone that makes a difference in our community? Nominate them for a Local Hero Award HERE