Police Scotland

A teenager has been arrested and charged with two housebreakings in Edinburgh earlier this month.

Between 9pm and 10pm on Thursday 14th May, The Edinburgh Research and Innovation premises in Roxburgh Street was broken into and various items were stolen from inside.

A short time later, a flat in Nicolson Street was also entered and a number of the occupant’s personal belongings were taken.

On Tuesday 19th May, Operation RAC officers executed a stolen property warrant at an address in Tron Square and subsequently detained a 16-year-old male.

He was then charged with both offences.

Superintendent Alan Porte said: “We continue to target all acquisitive crime offenders, whether they are responsible for one break-in or several.

“Operation RAC has so far resulted in over 100 people being charged with more than 250 crimes, but we will not become complacent.

“All reports of housebreaking and associated criminal activity are thoroughly investigated and anyone found to be responsible for crimes of this nature will be robustly dealt with.”