Hunt for three men after bicycles stolen from garage and shop

Police believe break-ins at a property in Aberlady and bike shop in Musselburgh are linked.

Hunt for three men after bicycles stolen from garage and shop Police Scotland
A Canyon Fat Bike was stolen from a property in Aberlady.

Police are searching for three men after a number of bicycles were stolen from a house and shop in East Lothian.

The first incident happened at around 12.25am on Wednesday where entry has been forced to a garage at a property off Craigielaw Park in Aberlady.

A Canyon Fat Bike, black in colour with red text on the frame, and a white coloured mountain bike were stolen from a property off Craigielaw Park in Aberlady at around 12.25am on Wednesday.

The thieves also took a Titleist golf bag containing a set of Taylor made clubs, and a waterproof jacket, trousers and hat.

The stolen items are estimated to be worth in excess of £5000.

A second break-in was also reported at a bicycle shop on North High Street in Musselburgh at around 1.30am on Wednesday.

It is believed the perpetrators had been in the area earlier in the night to check the property prior to the break-in, which saw a number of bicycles stolen.

Three unidentified men were seen in the area. Two of them are described as being in their early 20s, of slim build, around 5ft 8in to 6ft tall, and all were dressed in black or dark clothing and wearing balaclavas.

They are believed to have left the area in a white van on Mart Street heading towards Edinburgh.

Police said a second vehicle, possibly a blue hatchback, was also seen acting suspiciously in the area.

Detective Constable Jordan Stevenson said: “Our enquiries into both of these incidents are at an early stage but it is believed both incidents are linked.

“These types of incident have a lasting impact on the victims and I would urge anyone who have any information about either incident to come forward.

“If you saw or heard any suspicious activity or vehicles operating in the area or may have dashcam or private CCTV footage then please let us know.

“Anyone with information can call 101, quoting Incident Number 0156 – 12/01/2022, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”