Peebles hit by crime spree

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a number of acquisitive crime incidents in Peebles.

Sometime between 9 pm on Wednesday March 16 and 11.40am the next day, an office within the Glentress Hotel was broken into and attempt was also made to enter the restaurant area.

Officers are now working with the hotel’s management to establish what has been taken during this break-in.

Two attempted housebreakings were also reported at a home in The Bridges and the Esso garage on Innerleithen Road.

Both took place between midnight and 12.30am on March 17 March, but no entry was gained and nothing was stolen.

A member of the public then reported the theft of number plates, which were removed from his car sometime overnight while the vehicle was parked outside an address in March Street.

Police are investigating whether all of these incidents are linked and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Constable Andy Loughlin from Galashiels Police Station said: “Given the close proximity of each location and the time period all of the offences occurred, we are looking to establish if the same individuals are responsible.

“I would ask that anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in any of these areas contacts police immediately.”