Audi worth £45,000 stolen after house raid in Edinburgh

A £45,000 car has been stolen after an Edinburgh house was broken into and the keys taken.

The Grey Audi RS3, registration number NJ67 PDU, was taken between 2.15am and 7am on Monday from a home in Bonaly Wester in the south-west of the city.

Police believe the theft may be connected to an attempted break-in of another home at around 3.30am in Kings View Crescent, Ratho.

Officers are now appealing for information, including if people see a similar vehicle not displaying the registration number.

Detective Sergeant David Simpson said: “One line of inquiry we are pursuing is that the vehicle has been stolen so that it may be used in other offences across the city or elsewhere.

“As such, anyone who believes they have seen this car since the early hours of Monday morning is asked to contact police immediately.

“There is a chance that those responsible have put cloned or fake plates on the Audi and so if you see such a car that isn’t displaying the registration number NJ67 PDU, but believe the occupants to be acting suspiciously, then please also get in touch as a matter of urgency.

“In addition, anyone with any other information relevant to this investigation is also urged to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact the Edinburgh Community Investigation Unit via 101 and quote incident number 438 of the 4th February, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.