Police seeking information after thieves break into West Lothian mosque

By John-Paul Clark

Detectives are appealing for information after a break-in at a mosque in West Lothian.

The thieves broke into the building in Livingston and forced their way into a safe before making off with a sum of cash.

Entry was forced to the building on Craigshill Road sometime between 10pm on Sunday, 5 September and 6am on Monday, 6 September.

A safe inside the mosque was forced open and a sum of cash estimated to be worth a mid-three figure sum was stolen.

Electrical equipment was also removed from the building.

Detective Sergeant John Bowerbank of Livingston Police Station said: “Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and I would urge anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around the area overnight between Sunday and Monday to get in touch.

“We would also ask anyone who may have dashcam or private CCTV from the local area to check this and let us know if you have captured anything which may be of use.

“If you can help our enquiries please call 101, quoting incident 1553 of 6 September, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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