Edinburgh woman leaves belongings in car park - but is devastated when she returns

An Edinburgh woman has spoken of her horror after her valuable and sentimental items were allegedly stolen from a private car park on Colonsay Way.

Nastassia Dubouskaya believed she had left her car with all of her belongings in a ‘secure’ car park in Muirhouse at her friend's house.

But when she woke on February 1 she found that both the back windows of her car had been broken and the items inside stolen.

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Nastassia claims that police did not attend the scene of the incident and she says that she felt the alleged crooks were able to get away scot-free.

She added that she has been left fighting back the tears regularly since the incident as she lost jewellery that was given to her by her grandmother and mum.

It is understood that police claimed to have tried to follow up on several occasions before having to close their enquiry.

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“It was parked in a secure parking space that had a lock at my friends house,” she said. “I was moving house at the time and so all my belongings were in the car.

“The windows on both sides of the car were smashed and the car was vandalised. All of my valuables were stolen, they even took stuff that did not have any real monetary value.

“I lost some electronic devices, like a laser hair treatment device and headphones and also had my sunglasses, clothes, cosmetics, documents and keys taken. Most importantly though my personal belongings, which cannot be replaced, and have huge value for me, were stolen.

“There were kits of jewellery from my grandma and my mum. I still cry a lot about it these days.

“It has had a financial as well as a mental impact on me as a lot of the things need replaced or simply cannot be replaced. It is frustrating as the police did not even come out.

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“This is the problem in Edinburgh, thieves go unpunished as they are not afraid of the police. That's why it happens more and more.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a break-in to a car in the Colonsay Way area of Edinburgh, which was believed to have taken place between December 2023 and February 2024.

“Enquiries were carried out and concluded with no suspects identified.”