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Community / Positive line of inquiry for police investigating Brae thefts

THE POLICE are following a positive line of inquiry regarding the burglary and car break-ins in Brae at the weekend.

Shetland area commander chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said the police wanted to reassure the community following the incidents at the weekend.

Shetland area commander chief inspector Stuart Clemenson. Photo: Shetland News

A three figure sum of money, a laptop and some other items were taken from a house in Brae overnight on Friday whilst occupants were inside.

Police said three vehicles in the area were also broken into, with equipment taken from one of them.

Speaking on Monday afternoon, Clemenson said police are continuing to investigate but have a positive line of inquiry.

He reiterated said acquisitive crime is especially rare for a community like Shetland.

“We want to reinforce and reassure the public that Shetland, but in particular Brae and the Busta area, is still a very safe place to live,” Clemenson told Shetland News.

He added that the public have been “very, very helpful” in reporting incidents and asked for people to continue doing so.

Anyone with information who can assist officers is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0917 of Saturday, 19 November.

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