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Man arrested following Galashiels attempted vehicle theft

The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 1 September Credit: PA

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged following the attempted theft of a vehicle in Church Street, Galashiels.

The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 1 September, following a cold call at the address. The man was detained by officers a short time later. He appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 4 September. Galashiels Police said:

Cold calling is a crime that can affect anyone and those responsible, like bogus callers and rogue traders, are often extremely convincing in how they approach and interact with potential victims.

Please report any suspicious activity to Police on 101. If the person refuses to leave your door, or you feel threatened or scared – call 999 and ask for the Police."

– Paul Begley, Police Sergeant, Galashiels Police Station

Thefts in Earlston

There were a number of thefts from cars in Earlston on Tuesday and Wednesday Credit: PA

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a number of thefts from cars in Earlston.

The thefts occurred over the night of Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21 when four cars were forcibly entered.

Two of the vehicles were parked on the High Street, one parked in Thornbank, while a further vehicle was parked on Haughead Avenue.

A large number of electrical tools were stolen from one of the vehicles.

Police are eager to trace a red vehicle, which was seen in the local area last night, which may be connected to the thefts.

“We are eager to speak to anyone who may have information about these incidents.

“Anyone with private CCTV covering these streets is also asked to contact police, which will allow us to further our enquiries.”

– PC Michael Norrie

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.