Appeal after high-value break-in at Edinburgh store

Published 09 September 2019
Police in Edinburgh are investigating following a high-value break-in and theft in the city centre.


The incident happened sometime between 10pm on Friday 7th September and 6.40am on Saturday 8th September at the Whisky Trail licensed premises on the High Street.


After entry was forced to the store, almost 50 bottles of valuable whisky were stolen from within.


Inquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible and anyone with information is asked to come forward.


Detective Inspector Jon Pleasance from Gayfield CID said: "I have no doubt that the store was targeted for these extremely valuable bottles of whisky and it is likely the culprits will look to sell these on.


"If you are approached and offered the opportunity to buy any such bottle, and the seller has not proof of purchase or ownership, please decline and report this to police immediately.


"To steal such a sizeable quantity of alcohol, a vehicle would be required and so anyone who remembers seeing anyone loading whisky into a van, car, or onto a truck during the weekend, please contact us.


"Likewise, anyone with any further information relevant to our ongoing inquiries, should also get in touch."


Those with information can contact Gayfield CID via 101 and quote incident number 1144 of the 8th September. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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