Appeal after Leith Hindu Temple theft

Published 31 December 2018

leith-hundu-temple-theft-cctvPolice in Edinburgh have released CCTV images of a man they wish to trace in connection with a theft from the Hindu Mandir Cultural Centre in Leith.

The incident took place shortly before 2pm on Monday 26th November 2018 when entry was forced to the premises in St Andrew Place.

A significant sum of cash was then taken from the donations box inside.

Detectives have been conducting extensive enquiries since this time and have released images of a man that they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

He is described as white, aged 40 to 50-years old, of medium to heavy build, and is pictured wearing a red jacket, a green/grey baseball cap, blue jeans and dark trainers.

Detective Sergeant Kevin Tait of Edinburgh's Community Investigation Unit said, “Anyone who may recognise this man, or who has information relevant to the theft, is urged to contact us as soon as possible.

“Those who may be able to help can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 4243 of 26th November, or make an anonymous call to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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