Jun 262014

Police ScotlandPolice Scotland officers in East Lothian are appealing for information after three houses were broken into in the area on Tuesday.

Enquiries are underway and witnesses are being sought following three separate break-ins in Ormiston, Humbie and Pencaitland.

Officers were called to Ormiston after reports that thieves had entered a property sometime between 9.15am and 1.15pm and had made off with jewellery and electronic devices worth around £3,000.

A complaint was also received in Humbie that a house was broken into at some point between 7.20am and 5.20pm. An Ipad and boxes of jewellery with a value of approximately £2,500 were taken from inside.

And between 8.10am and 7.15pm on Tuesday, a property in Pencaitland was broken into. Around £2,000 worth of items were reported stolen, including jewellery, perfume and foreign currency.

Police Constable Kenny McKenzie said:

It is always very frightening and distressing for homeowners to discover that their house has been broken into – and even more so when valuable items have been taken.

Our officers are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those responsible so that they can be held accountable and brought to justice.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in Ormiston, Humbie or Pencaitland on Tuesday or who has any information which may help our investigation should contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.