A 53-year-old man has been charged following a break-in at Shapes auction house in the west of Edinburgh last year.
Around £100,000 worth of antiques were
stolen from the saleroom in Bankhead Medway in the early hours of
Saturday, December 7.
Following a thorough investigation by
officers as part of Operation RAC the man was subsequently detained
before being charged on Wednesday, February 19.
He appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and
was remanded in custody.
Enquiries are ongoing to locate the stolen
goods and anyone who can assist police with their continued
investigation is asked to come forward.
Detective Inspector John Kavanagh said:
"Since these items were stolen during a break-in last year,
officers in Edinburgh have been pursuing numerous lines of enquiry
to identify those responsible.
"These enquiries, undertaken as part of
Operation RAC, have culminated in an arrest, while we continue with
our efforts to trace the stolen antiques. Anyone who believes they
have information that can assist with our investigation should
contact police immediately."
If you have any information call 101 or Crimestoppers
anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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