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Two men charged following theft, Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Published 17 January 2020

Police in Edinburgh have charged two men in connection with a theft from a business premises in Edinburgh city centre on New Year’s Day.
 
Two men forced entry to a static cabin premises on Bristo Square around 6.50am on Wednesday, 1 January, 2020 and left a short time later with a safe containing a five-figure sum of cash.
 
This morning (Friday, 17 January, 2020) a search of two properties in the Holyrood area resulted in a quantity of heroin with a street value of £7,000 being recovered and the arrest of two men in connection with the theft.
 
A 50-year-old man and a 26-year-old man have been charged and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, 20 January, 2020.
 
Detective Inspector Jon Pleasance from Edinburgh CID said: “We are grateful for the all the support we have received from the public in relation to this investigation.
 
“In particular, I would like to thank the business community around Bristo Square and the South Side of Edinburgh who greatly assisted police enquiries.”
 
“Enquiries into this matter are still ongoing and anyone with information are asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2345 of Wednesday, 1 January, 2020. Alternatively an anonymous report can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”



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