Police Scotland can confirm that a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a series of break-ins and attempted break-ins to businesses in the Penicuik area.
Seven properties were broken into as well as six attempts to break in to properties in the John Street, Edinburgh Road, High Street and Carnethy Avenue areas of Penicuik between 1st September and 27th October.
The man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court a later date. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Community sergeant, Michele Lindsay of Penicuik police station said: "Tackling housebreaking remains a priority for local officers and we are committed to using all resources at our disposal to investigating such offences."
Anyone with information or concerns about housebreaking is asked to please speak to a local officer, visit your nearest station, call our non-emergency number 101 or visit the Police Scotland website at http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/