Police / Arrests made after break-in reports in Lerwick and Tingwall

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POLICE are reminding people in Shetland to take care with securing their properties and vehicles at night after reports of break-ins in recent days.

Two men were arrested and charged in connection with an attempted break-in to a property in the Tingwall area around 9pm on Tuesday (14 February).

They were also charged in connection with assaulting police officers.

Forty three year old Paul Bonnar and 22-year-old Calum Bonnar, both from Argyll and Bute, appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday, and are expected to appear again at a later date.

They made no plea on their charges and were released on bail.

Officers have also conducted enquiries into a separate report regarding a break-in on Commercial Street in Lerwick at around 12.20am on Monday (13 February).

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are continuing.

Inspector Sam Greshon said: “Anyone with information, or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the Commercial Street area in the early hours of Monday, 13 February, should call police on 101, quoting incident 0037 of 13 February.

“At this time, I’d also like to remind members of the community to take care with securing their properties and vehicles, especially at night.

“Don’t leave any valuables in plain sight, to discourage any opportunistic thieves.”

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