Men arrested for Newcastlton break-ins

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Police in the Borders have arrested and charged two men, aged 22 and 28, following a number of break-ins and thefts in the Newcastleton area.

Entry was forced to five sheds and outbuildings between 30 and 31 July of this year, and items including a quad bike and £5,000 worth of tools were subsequently stolen.

Detective Sergeant Dave Reilly of the Community Investigation Unit said: “Housebreaking of any kind is a deeply personal crime and officers conducted extensive enquiries in order to trace the suspects.

“We’d urge everyone to remain vigilant in securing their property, and report any suspicious behaviour to us.”

Both men have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.