Police in Midlothian are investigating following the theft of three cars through housebreaking in the Penicuik and Eskbank areas.
Both incidents were reported to police on Monday, September 26, and occurred when the properties were unoccupied.
The suspects were able to gain access to the properties and use car keys to take the vehicles.
The first incident happened at an address in Mauricewood Park, Penicuik, which resulted in the theft of a silver Volkswagen Golf and a silver Audi A6 estate.
The second housebreaking occurred at an address in Glenesk Crescent, Eskbank, where a silver Citroen C1 was stolen.
Police Sergeant Michele Lindsay of Dalkeith Police Station said: “We are now appealing for information regarding both these housebreakings and would ask anyone with information to come forward.
“We would also remind members of the public there are precautions you can take to ensure your property is safe while you’re on holiday, such as asking your neighbours if appropriate to keep an eye on your property, cancelling deliveries to your home, using timers on lights and if you have an alarm making sure it’s set.
“All these measures can deter thieves and give you peace of mind while you are away on holiday.”
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.