Appeal following housebreakings and thefts in Cardrona

Published 05 December 2017

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a series of housebreakings and thefts in Cardrona.

Two properties were broken into in the Brydes Way and Castleknowe Way areas at around 5am on Monday 4 December.

The suspects have forced entry to both properties by breaking glass windows.

A set of car keys and vehicle was stolen from the property in Brydes Way and four high value mountain bikes were stolen from the garage of a property in Castleknowe Way.

The stolen Mercedes vehicle from Brydes Way was seen travelling in convoy with a dark colour Ford Focus in the direction of Auchendinny and was later recovered damaged on the A701 near Straiton, Edinburgh.

Two further thefts were reported to have occurred overnight on Monday 4 December from the Cardrona Way and Leeburn View areas.

A Mercedes vehicle in Cardrona Way was entered and two sets of keys stolen. In Leeburn View a white Ford Transit van was entered and a blue i-Pod Nano was stolen.

Officers are keen to trace four male suspects who were seen in the area wearing dark coloured clothing and travelling in a dark coloured Ford Focus.

Detective Sergeant Stevie Halls from Galashiels CID said: “We are eager to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the Cardrona area overnight on Monday 4 December.

“Four mountain bikes with an estimated value of over £14,000 were stolen and I would ask anyone who has seen the bikes, or who knows where they are, to contact police immediately.

“I would remind people to ensure that their properties and vehicles are locked and secure and that valuable items are kept out of sight.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Galashiels CID via 101, quoting incident number 0356 (Brydes Way) or 0533 (Castleknowe Way) of 4 December. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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