Two men charged over ‘theft of five-figure sum of cash’

Entry was forced into a static cabin around 6.50am on New Year's Day and a safe containing a five-figure sum was taken.

Police: Two men charged
Police: Two men charged

Two men have been charged in connection with the theft of tens of thousands of pounds from an Edinburgh city centre business on New Year’s Day.

Entry was forced into a static cabin on Bristo Square around 6.50am on Wednesday, January 1, and a short time later a safe containing a five-figure sum was taken.

On Friday morning, police searched two properties in the Holyrood area, which resulted in the recovery of heroin and the arrest of two men in connection with the theft.

A 50-year-old man and 26-year-old man have been charged and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, January 20.

Detective inspector Jon Pleasance said: “We are grateful for the all the support we have received from the public in relation to this investigation.

“In particular, I would like to thank the business community around Bristo Square and the South Side of Edinburgh who greatly assisted police enquiries.

“Enquiries into this matter are still ongoing and anyone with information are asked to contact police on 101.”

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