Gala housebreaking

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in and theft from an address in Galashiels.

The incident happened sometime between 11.30am on Friday and 4pm on yesterday (Sunday) at Heatheryett Lodge.

After returning home, the occupants discovered that their property had been entered and numerous items including jewellery, money and a tablet device had been stolen.

Detective Sergeant Gordon Millar, who leads on local Operation RAC enquiries, said: “The homeowner’s are very upset at the theft of their belongings and we are keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity in the area over the weekend.

“In addition anyone with any information that can help us trace those responsible is also asked to contact police immediately.”

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