Police Scotland

Police are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking in Musselburgh which took place sometime between 5.15 p.m. on Thursday 17th and 8 a.m. on Friday 18th March at an address in Inveresk Village Road.

A room within the property was being used to store various fittings, fixtures and tiles for a major renovation and was entered during the break-in.

Officers were then contacted on Friday morning when the project team showed up and found all of these items had been stolen from inside

Anyone who can help police trace those responsible is asked to come forward.

Inspector Andrew Harborow from Tranent Police Station said: “The cost associated with this housebreaking is estimated to be between £40,000 and £50,000 due to the large quantity of building supplies and fixtures for the home, which were stolen.

“To remove these materials from the property would require the use of a van or truck and so I would ask that anyone who remembers seeing a suspicious vehicle in or around Inveresk Village Road on Thursday evening or Friday morning to contact police immediately.

“Operation RAC officers are progressing this inquiry and anyone with information that can assist with their investigation should also get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.