High value housebreakings - Tayside
Enquiries are continuing into a series of high-value break-ins which took place in Tayside in early December.
At present, officers have received nine reports of housebreakings in Dundee, Perth, Forfar, Bankfoot, Carnoustie and Arbroath, between Saturday, 4 December, and Monday, 13 December.
On each occasion, a number of men broke into the homes and stole a significant quantity of high-value items, including jewellery and cash. The incidents are being treated as linked.
Tayside Division has allocated a dedicated enquiry team to carry out extensive enquiries into these break-ins and they are liaising with colleagues dealing with similar housebreakings nationally.
Detective Inspector Simon Murray said:
“I’d like to reassure our communities that these break-ins are being thoroughly investigated and we continue to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.
"Local officers have been carrying out dedicated patrols throughout the affected areas. If you believe you have any information or witnessed anything suspicious, for example vehicles, possibly Transit vans or a silver Audi A3 touring about the area without purpose, then please speak to police. Any detail, no matter how small, could help with our investigation. Likewise, if you have private CCTV or dash-cam footage that shows anything suspicious, that could also assist with our enquiries.”
Anyone who can help is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101. Alternatively, a call can be made anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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