Pair arrested after car theft crime spree

Two men have been arrested after the crime spree. (Archive pic - John Devlin)
Two men have been arrested after the crime spree. (Archive pic - John Devlin)
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Two men thought to be responsible for car thefts amounting to over £100,000 in Fife, Tayside and Lothian and the Borders have been arrested and charged.

It is believed the men are connected to 67 crimes with the total value of stolen property and damage to vehicles from the past year thought to be around £108,333.

The arrests are part of Operation Delano, which is a joint operation investigating thieves who are targeting vans to gain entry and steal power tools.

Warrants were executed at various addresses in Edinburgh.

The men, both aged 22, have made their first appearance at Livingston Sheriff Court.

Detective Chief Inspector, Stephen Healy, of Livingston Police Station, said: “We understand the impact these crimes have on the local communities and we carried out extensive enquiries.

“This is a good result for our officers across the three divisions, as well as officers from Northumbria Constabulary who assisted with our operation.

“Rest assured we treat these crimes with the utmost seriousness and anyone with information regarding vehicle crime is always urged to contact us on 101.”