Police investigating series of high-value break-ins in Tayside

The nine housebreakings are being treated as linked.

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Officers have received reports of nine housebreakings in Dundee, Perth, Forfar, Bankfoot, Carnoustie and Arbroath.

Police are continuing to investigate a series of high-value thefts across Tayside in early December.

Officers have received reports of nine housebreakings in Dundee, Perth, Forfar, Bankfoot, Carnoustie and Arbroath between Saturday, December 4 and Monday, December 13.

The incidents, in which a number of men broke into homes and stole a large amount of valuable items including cash and jewellery, are being treated as linked.

A dedicated enquiry team has been set up by Tayside police to carry out an extensive investigation and members of the public have been urged to keep an eye out for suspicious activity and vehicles.

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Detective inspector Simon Murray said: “I’d like to reassure our communities that these break-ins are being thoroughly investigated and we continue to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

“Local officers have been carrying out dedicated patrols throughout the affected areas.

“If you believe you have any information or witnessed anything suspicious, for example vehicles, possibly transit vans or a silver Audi A3 touring about the area without purpose, then please speak to police.

“Any detail, no matter how small, could help with our investigation. Likewise, if you have private CCTV or dashcam footage that shows anything suspicious, that could also assist with our enquiries.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.