Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

City fireplaces 'stolen to order'

Fireplace
Image caption Each Georgian fireplace is estimated to be worth £10,000

Thieves who stole two £10,000 fireplaces from a home in Edinburgh are being sought by police.

The incident happened between 1900 BST on Thursday 13 May and 1930 BST on Friday 14 May at an address in Abercromby Place.

The property is currently under renovation. Police believe the Georgian fireplaces may have been stolen to order.

Officers are urging witnesses to report anything suspicious.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "Given the value and style of these items, they were most likely stolen to order and we are eager to speak to anyone who can assist with our inquiries.

"The size and weight of the fireplaces would require a large car or van to transport them.

"If anyone has seen any such vehicles in the area or witnessed anything else suspicious, they should contact police immediately."

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