CCTV appeal following Canongate theft and fire

CCTV appeal following Canongate theft and fire

Police in Edinburgh are continuing to investigate a theft and fire in the Canongate area. The incident took place at an underground carpark in Old Tolbooth Wynd around 1pm on Wednesday 22nd February.

Sporting equipment, worth a three figure sum was stolen and a vehicle was discovered shortly afterwards to be alight.

Officers have released images of a man and a woman that they are eager to trace as they believe that they may be able to help with their inquiries.

The man is described as white, of slim build, 25 to 30 years old, 5ft 10 ins tall, with short dark hair.

He is pictured wearing dark clothing, a black beanie hat, dark-coloured Nike trainers and in possession of a blue blanket or sleeping bag.

The woman is described as white, of slim build, 25 to 35 years old and 5ft 10ins tall.

She is seen wearing a dark green beanie hat, a red-coloured gilet, a dark long-sleeved top, dark-trousers, black Nike trainers and carrying a maroon-coloured jacket or blanket.

Detective Constable Ryan Lee of Gayfield CID said: “We’re continuing to investigate these incidents and would urge anyone who recognises the man or woman pictured to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1561 of 22nd February, or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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