Two men who used a car to break into a shopping centre fled in a stolen Audi, police believe.
A silver Suzuki Celerio was used to force entry into the main area of the Gyle in Edinburgh at around 2.50am on Wednesday.
The men tried to get into a business inside the centre but failed, leaving empty-handed.
But the suspects then made off in a second car that investigators believe was a silver Audi A5 or S5 model.
Officers said the Audi may be one reported stolen from the Drylaw area of Edinburgh around 8pm on Friday, November 5.
The Suzuki left in the shopping centre had been stolen from the Stevenston Road area of Edinburgh on Tuesday evening.
Both men involved are described as being of slim build and wearing dark clothing with hoods up and their faces covered.
Detective inspector George Calder said: “Our investigation is progressing and we believe that the car may be a silver Audi S5, five-door model that was reported stolen from the Drylaw area of Edinburgh around 8pm on Friday, November 5.
“We are carrying out enquiries to trace the movements of this car since it was stolen, and indeed where the car is at the present time. The information we receive from the public is vital in assisting our investigation and we would appreciate any information you hold.
“If you have seen a car matching this description since last Friday, or know where it may be parked then please contact us.
“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam or private CCTV footage which could help our investigation.”
Anyone with information can call 101, quoting 0246 of 10 November 10, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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