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Invergordon housebreaking prompts appeal to public from police; PlayStation controllers and Sharp TV amongst items reported missing after forced entry to Easter Ross property

By Hector MacKenzie

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AN Easter Ross housebreaking that left the home-owners "shaken and distressed" has prompted an appeal to the public from the police.

The incident happened in Invergordon at some point between 9.30pm on Hogmanay and 8.55am on New Year's Day.

Police say entry was forced to a property on the town's Kilmuir Place "and various valuable items including a 43” Sharp television and two PlayStation controllers, one black and the other camouflaged, were taken".

DC Agnieszka Paluch of Alness Police Station said: “Housebreakings in this area rare and this has understandably left the home-owners shaken and distressed.

“Enquiries are progressing and I would urge anyone who was in the area of Kilmuir Place on Thursday night and saw anything unusual or suspicious to contact police immediately.

“Although the property was secure, I would take this opportunity to remind home-owners to review their security – make sure you keep your doors and windows locked at all times.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident 2251 of 1 January, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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