A TWENTY three year old man has been arrested after entering a house in Sandveien, in Lerwick, and stealing a number of “personal items”, on Sunday evening.
Police said the young man initially fled the scene after being discovered by the householder, but was arrested shortly afterwards. He was charged with theft and also breach of the peace.
Meanwhile, police are asking for witnesses to come forward after “a number of high value items” were stolen from a house in Burgh Road, also in Lerwick, in the early hours of Sunday.
This latest break-ins have prompted officers to repeat their advice to householders to secure their properties at all times, and “particularly during the night and whenever your house will be left unattended”.
In other incidents during the weekend, police seized a stereo from a house in Ladies Drive and reported its occupier to the procurator fiscal after having been called to the address on three separate occasions during the weekend following complaints about loud music.
Finally, a 16 year old boy was charged with vandalism after damage was caused to a house in the Sunhamar area of Lerwick.
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