Police hunt man believed to have carried out two robberies

The incidents took place during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police hunt man believed to have carried out two early-hours robberies in Livingston iStock
Officers believe that both robberies were carried out by the same man in the early hours of Saturday, June 25.

An investigation has been launched by police after two homes were broken into in Livingston.

Officers believe that both robberies were carried out by the same man in the early hours of Saturday, June 25.

The first incident took place at around 2.30am at a property in Elm Grove.

A mobile phone and a tablet were taken from the house, whilst a blue Audi A3 (registration SG60 KOB) which was parked on the drive was also stolen.

The second incident took place at the Tower bar in the town’s Adelaide Street at around 4.20am.

A window was smashed at the bar and money worth a four-figure sum was stolen.

Police are now seeking to trace a man who was seen at both locations.

He is described as being of average height and build, wearing a black Nike tracksuit with a distinctive reflective logo across the chest area.

Detective constable Adam Gow, of Livingston CID, said: “We believe the same man is connected with both housebreakings and we are eager to speak to him as part of our investigation.

“In addition, anyone who saw anything suspicious is asked to get in touch.

“Contact us on 101, quoting incident 0920 of 25 June, 2022 for the Elm Grove incident, and 1150 of 25 June, 2022 for the Adelaide Street incident.

“Or if you want to remain anonymous, please call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”