Cars stolen in Linlithgow housebreaking

Police are appealing for information after two cars were stolen in a housebreaking in Linlithgow.

Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 5:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 5:25 pm
Police are investigating the theft of two vehicles in Linlithgow.

The property on Grange Knowe was broken into at around 2am on Wednesday morning, and car keys taken, which were used to then steal two vehicles - a white Audi S4 Quattro and a red Ford Fiesta.

Police were quickly alerted to the theft and the vehicles were seen in Edinburgh and East Lothian a short time later but made off from officers.

PC Craig Leckie of the Community Investigation Unit at West Calder Police Station said: “This was extremely distressing for the occupants who awoke in the night to discover their home had been broken into and their vehicles had been stolen.

“The cars were seen driving dangerously and at speed a considerable distance away only 30 minutes later - the Audi, registration KJ17HWU, at Cameron Toll in Edinburgh, and the Fiesta, registration SN16XVD, at the Newcraighall roundabout on the A1.

“This is reckless behaviour which has put other road users at risk and we need to apprehend those responsible as soon as possible, so I would urge anyone who has seen these vehicles or knows where they are to contact police immediately.

“Likewise, anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in Linlithgow in the early hours should also call the Community Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference 187 of Wednesday 18th April, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”