Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Two men steal Edinburgh cathedral safe full of money

St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh's York Place Image copyright Google

Detectives are trying to trace two men who stole a safe containing thousands of pounds from a church.

The break-in happened at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh's York Place between 00:25 and 01:15 on Saturday.

Det Sgt Clark Martin described it as "a despicable theft from a popular place of worship and city centre attraction".

Both men were white and between 20 and 30 years old. One was wearing a dark jacket, jeans and white trainers.

The other man was wearing a dark hooded top with white stripes on the sleeves and his hood up, and he had a dark-coloured rucksack.

Det Sgt Martin added: "We would urge anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around St Mary's Cathedral or within York Place in the early hours of Saturday morning to contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone who recognises the description of the suspects or who has any other information relevant to our ongoing enquiry is also asked to get in touch."

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites