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Residents are being warned of a series of house break-ins in Borders

Three house break-ins were recorded around Peebles over the weekend Photo: PA

Scottish Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a series of house break-ins in the Peebles area.

They occurred between 10pm on Sunday 16 July and 5.45am on Monday 17 July.

A black Mitsubishi L200 (registration number F12 CJW) was stolen from an address in Standalane View.

Two high-valued mountain bikes were stolen from an address in Whitehaugh Park, valuing a four-figure-sum of money.

Mitsubishi L200 (registration number F12 CJW) stolen in Standalane View Credit: Scottish Borders Police

The first bike is a Canyon Spectril mountain bike, which has a silver frame, gold chain, black suspension forks and black and gold pedals.

Canyon Spectril mountain bike stolen in Whitehaugh Park Credit: Scottish Borders Police

The second bike is a black ONONE mountain bike with green stickers and a child’s seat attached.

ONONE mountain bike stolen in Whitehaugh Park Credit: Scottish Borders Police

Police suspect there was also a break-in at a second address in Whitehaugh Park, although nothing is believed to have been taken.

Officers are now investigating the cases:

These were high value thefts, and we believe all three addresses have been targeted.

We are eager to trace those responsible as soon as possible. I would ask anyone who was in the Whitehaugh Park and Standalane View areas on the night of Sunday, 16 July, and saw anything suspicious, to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

– Police Constable Steven Irvine, Galashiels Police Station

Police say in all the cases, the properties appear to have been targeted when the residents were away.

Members of the public are now being advised on a few steps they can take when know they will be away from their properties for a long period of time:

I would also remind the public to take a few simple precautions whilst away from their property, such as cancelling deliveries to the door and making sure that curtains are closed at night and open during the day so as not to draw attention to an empty home.

Those wishing to find out more about home safety can visit the Police Scotland website."

– Police Constable Steven Irvine, Galashiels Police Station

Police have not yet released descriptions of any suspects.

Anyone with information can contact officers at Galashiels Police Station on 101, quoting incident number 588 of July 17. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.