Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Above: One of the stolen Georgian fireplaces [photo. BBC NEWS]
According to Police two city fireplaces have been stolen to order. The incident happened between 7pm on Thursday 13 May and 7.30pm on Friday 14 May in Edinburgh, the fireplaces where stolen from a property which is currently under renovation.
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."