Householders warned to lock doors

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Police are warning householders in the Galashiels area to lock their doors – even if they are in the property – after a series of break-ins.

Four incidents were reported to the police on Tuesday in the town, three of which took place in the Glendinning Terrace and Haliburton Place area.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesperson said: “Should anyone have any information or saw anyone acting suspiciously in these areas during the evening of Tuesday, February 22, they should contact officers at Galashiels Police Station or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”