Two men charged following month-long housebreaking spree

The pair have been arrested following more than eight incidents throughout the central belt.

Two men charged following month-long housebreaking spree Police Scotland
The investigation remains live as officers hunt for a car they believe was used across a number of the housebreakings.

Two men have been charged in connection with a month-long series of housebreakings across Scotland.

The pair have been arrested following more than eight incidents throughout the central belt which included break-ins in Glasgow, East Calder, Cumbernauld, Edinburgh, Airdrie and Rosyth.

The spree took place between Friday, February 12, and Tuesday, March 9.

One of the men, a 20-year-old, is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday, March 19, while the other, a 22-year-old, has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

The investigation remains live as officers hunt for a car they believe was used across a number of the housebreakings.

Police are hoping to find a metallic electric blue Vauxhall Insignia VXR with a black grill and oversized alloy wheels.

Detective inspector Kevin Tait, of Edinburgh Division CID, said: “This has been an extensive investigation involving colleagues from across Police Scotland and I am grateful to everyone who has assisted our enquiries to date.

“These enquiries remain ongoing and we are particularly keen to identify and trace a car which has been reportedly used across a number of these incidents.

“This vehicle is described as being a metallic electric blue Vauxhall Insignia VXR  with a black grill and oversized alloy wheels.

“If you believe you may have seen this vehicle in these areas at that time or have any concerns about a vehicle matching this description in your area now, particularly around the west of Edinburgh, then please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”