Police warn homeowners to be on their guard

Beware of break ins which have been on the increase in the Journal and Gazette patch in recent weeks.
Beware of break ins which have been on the increase in the Journal and Gazette patch in recent weeks.
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Two men have been arrested by police in connection with a spate of house break-ins in and around the Queensferry area over the past two weeks.

The men, aged 50 and 23, have been charged with a number of housebreakings both in the local area and across the west of the city.

Among the local incidents reported, there were two break-ins to properties in the town’s Varney estate, at Hope Street between February 27 and March 1, and, at Canmore Street, a property was entered early evening on February 25.

Two vehicles, a Honda and a 4x4, were stolen from outside.

There were a further two break-ins to properties on Dundas Estate on February 26 and two cottages in the Kirkliston area were broken into between February 24 to 26.

A police spokeswoman said: “The housebreakings have predominantly been carried out during the day when people are at work.”

She appealed for members of the public who see anyone acting suspiciously near their premises to contact the police immediately with as detailed a description as possible of the person or their vehicle.

Homeowners were also warned to call 999 in the event of an emergency where urgent police assistance was required. Those with information should call 101.