Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a high-value break-in and theft from a house in Edinburgh.

The incident happened sometime between 2.30pmpm and 4.30pm on Tuesday 24th July at an address in Craighall Bank.

When the homeowner returned to the property, he found that several items including over 100 pieces of jewellery, a decorative Argentinian knife, a mobile phone and other collectables had been stolen from within.

The total value of the stolen objects is currently estimated at around £8,000. However, this is likely to increase as the victim continues his inventory.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

A police spokesman said:- “The victim has been left devastated by the theft of his property and we have been working alongside him for the last week to establish exactly what has been taken and the values of these goods.

“During that time we have conducted local enquiries to determine whether any residents in Craighall Bank saw anything suspicious last Tuesday afternoon.

“We would now urge anyone else who was in the area between 2.30pm and 4.30pm to come forward if they witnessed this break in or if they have any other information that can help with our investigation.

“Many of these items are very distinctive and anyone who comes across them is asked to contact police immediately.”