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Penicuik Thief Caught at Last

Residents throughout Penicuik and district can rejoice after a young male was arrested for six high profile local housebreakings.

Police Scotland have apprehended, arrested and charged a twenty year old man for allegedly carrying out over fifty offences throughout the Lothians, including six large thefts in Penicuik. The young male was traced to a property in the Ferry Road area in Edinburgh on Tuesday 11 November, appearing in Edinburgh Sheriff Court the following day, where he was remanded in custody.

The male is facing many charges for the theft of items such like jewellery, electrical items and vehicles. Six of these crimes where carried out in Penicuik. He will come before the court next month.

Inspector John Dryden said:

This arrest will bring a degree of relief to the local community in Penicuik. This man was a prolific thief in the Lothians and his crimes have caused much distress to the people of Midlothian and beyond. We are extremely pleased to see him finally brought to justice.

Anyone with further information should contact Police Scotland immediately on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.

Police Scotland have also published a list of items found at an address. They are asking members of the public to come forward to claim the items, should they have been stolen from your person or property. the whole list is below:

1.Red Carrera XC Vulcan mountain bike 16” frame.

2. Silver Saracen Traverse Hardtail XC mountain bike frame.

3. Green Kona Stuff Shox mountain bike frame.

4. Black and silver Specialized crosstrail mountain bike frame.

5. Green and black Equator Magna mountain bike.

6. Red Kraken Carrera mountain bike.

7. Black Revolution triad 2.0 mountain bike.

8. Bronze (gold, brown) Diamondback mountain bike.

9. White, gold and black Rock shox shocks (front forks).

10. Silver and black un-named shocks (front forks).

11. White, red, gold and black Rock Shox Sector shocks (front forks).

12. Silver gold and black un-named shocks (front forks).

13. Black and silver RST Gila shocks (front forks).

14. White, lime green and grey Boardman front fork.

15. Hussefelt black handlebars.

Contact the Loanhead Police Station on the non-emergency number 101 for more information.