Police issue home safety warning after Dunbar homes targeted

LOTHIAN and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses and issuing a home security warning following a series of thefts from properties in Dunbar.

Between December 6 and 10, seven properties in the town were entered and various high-value goods were stolen.

Items such as tablet computers, laptops, jewellery, cash and cars have been stolen during the incidents which happened at addresses in Steadings Gardens, John Muir Crescent, Winterfield Golf Club, Wilson Road, Muirfield Road, Haddington Road and Thurston Home Farm Cottages.

All of the thefts are believed to have happened overnight and police are urging anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in these areas recently to come forward.

Local officers will also be out on high-visibility patrol to engage with members of the public and offer crime prevention advice wherever it’s required.

Inspector Bob Rodriguez said: “The victims in all of these thefts have been left devastated at the theft of their property and anyone who can help us trace those responsible is asked to contact police immediately.“With Christmas approaching, many homes are currently full of gifts and other items, which are attractive targets for criminals.

“Our communities are reminded to ensure their properties are appropriately secured at all times and that valuable items and stored safely.

“Local officers will be issuing crime prevention leaflets in the coming days and weeks, which provide all the necessary information on helping deter crime within your home or workplace.”

Those with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.