West Lothian thieves nick booze from garden centre and take off on foot

Thieves took off with booze from a garden centre in Uphall
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A pair of West Lothian thieves broke into a garden centre and took off on foot with booze.

The individuals made their way into Dobbies Garden Centre on Monday evening at around 11.20pm. They then stole a "quantity of alcohol" and left in the direction of the A899.

Police are now hunting for the suspects and studying CCTV in the area. Any drivers who were in the area at the time are urged to get in touch.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Detectives at Livingston are appealing for information after a break-in and theft from Dobbies Garden Centre, Uphall on Monday, June 24.

"Around 11.20pm, two people broke into the store and stole a quantity of alcohol from within. They left on foot and were last seen heading in the direction of the A899. The first suspect is a man who is described as around 6ft in height and of slim build. He was wearing dark-coloured clothing and carrying a Co-op bag for life.

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"The second suspect is of slight build and wearing black clothing."

Detective Sergeant Lynn Myles said: “Our enquiries are ongoing to establish more details on this crime and the two people responsible and are appealing to anyone with information to contact us.

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“We are studying CCTV from in and around the local area and we would ask anyone with personal footage or drivers in this area late on Monday night to check their footage and get in touch if it holds anything relevant."

Anyone with any detail is asked to contact 101 quoting reference number 0055 of June 25. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 1111.