Police appeal for witnesses after car stolen in house break-in

The incident occurred during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police appeal for witnesses after car stolen in house break-in in West Lothian © Google Maps 2023

An appeal has been launched after a Mini was stolen from a house following two break-ins in West Lothian.

Officers were called to a beauty business premises on Howden West Road, Livingston, at around 2.10am on Sunday.

The front window of the door was smashed, and money and hair straighteners were stolen.

Police were then called to Poynters Road, Broxburn, at around 3.20am.

A blue Mini clubman car was stolen from the driveway.

Police are investigating the incidents and have urged for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective constable Adam Gow, of Livingston CID, said: “Enquiries into both of these incidents are ongoing, and they are not being treated as linked at this time.

“I would appeal to locals who noticed any suspicious behaviour around the times of these thefts to please make contact.

“We are particularly keen to speak to people with CCTV, dash-cam or doorbell cameras, and ask that you check for any relevant footage that could assist.

“We don’t yet have a description of the suspects for the theft in Broxburn so it’s essential any information is passed urgently to the investigative team.”

Officers can be contacted via 101, quoting references 0930 (Livingston) & 1019 (Broxburn) of July 16.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.