Police / Local councillor ‘appalled’ after Brae break-ins

A NORTH Mainland councillor says she is “absolutely appalled” to hear about a burglary and theft in Brae at the weekend – in addition to people breaking into cars.

Emma Macdonald said: “Hopefully the police will catch these awful individuals soon.”

Video footage from inside a Brae house from the early hours of Saturday morning, which has been shared widely on social media, showed a person enter with a torch.

They reportedly stole a laptop, a handbag containing money and a pair of trainers as well as some other personal items.

The incident happened whilst occupants were inside their home.

A video from another person in Brae also showed a man break into a car shortly before 1am on Saturday morning.

There have also been reports elsewhere on social media of items being taken from someone else’s car.

Police were approached by Shetland News for details on Saturday. Responding the following afternoon they said they were called at 8.55am on Saturday following a report of a break in at a property in Brae.


A police spokesperson said: “A three figure sum of cash and a laptop were taken.

“Three vehicles in the area were also broken into and equipment taken from one of them.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information who can assist officers is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0917 of Saturday, 19 November.”

Meanwhile the owner of Home Furnishing in Lerwick posted on Facebook that three boys stole items from the shop on Saturday afternoon.

Ghufar Razaq said he wanted to give them a “second chance” and encouraged them to return the items, otherwise he would take it to the police.

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