Breaking News – Jewellery worth £33,000 stolen

Raiders made off with jewellery worth over £33,000 after breaking into a house in Melrose at the weekend.

Police in the Borders are now appealing for witnesses following the break-in, during which a tablet device was also stolen from the house in Waverley Road while the owners were on holiday.

The incident is being progressed by Operation RAC and anyone who can assist police with their enquiries is asked to come forward.

Constable Corrine Bird said: “Officers were called to Waverley Road at around 10am on Saturday, March 15, after a neighbour spotted that a house on the street had been broken into.

“An ipad2 and jewellery worth more than £33,000 were taken and other items were recovered in a neighbouring field.

“Police have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and we urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.