Police hunt home raiders

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Police are still hunting the raiders who made off with jewellery worth over £33,000 from a house in Melrose at the weekend.

An appeal for any witnesses who may have noticed anything suspicious has been issued by police following the break-in.

As well as the valuable haul of jewellery stolen from the property in the town’s Waverley Road, the thieves also got away with a tablet device. In an official statement issued this week, police said the property had been broken into while the owners were away on holiday.

The incident is now being progressed by the police’s Operation RAC and anyone with any information 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.