Some of the jackets stolen in the Tiso raid

Some of the jackets stolen in the Tiso raid

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned to be on the lookout for stolen gear after a raid at store.

Police Scotland said thousands of pounds’ worth of jackets were stolen from the Tiso Edinburgh Outdoor Experience in Leith.

Police said anyone offered new outdoor clothing by someone who has no proof of purchase should be wary.

Brands including The North Face, Craghoppers, Berghaus, Jack Wolfskin and Sprayway were among about 100 jackets taken in the break-in about 1am on Thursday 12 January at the Commercial Street premises. Officers said the garments had a total value of about £12,000.

Detective Inspector Grant Johnston of Gayfield CID said: “We expect that a vehicle is likely to have been involved given the number of items stolen and we’re keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Commercial Street between 11.30pm on Wednesday and 1am on Thursday and who saw any suspicious behaviour.

“Likewise if you’re offered any items fitting this description, which are new but the owner cannot provide proof of purchase, please get in touch.

“If you purchase stolen items, knowingly or otherwise, they can be returned to their rightful owner meaning a financial loss for yourself.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.