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Two 16-year-old males have been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a moped along with an attempted robbery, a theft and an attempted break-in to a business.

The incident was initially reported to police on Saturday, March 23, with offences taking place in the West Pilton, Muirhouse, Cramond and Craigleith areas.

The pair were arrested on Monday, March 25, and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday, March 26.

A report of will also be submitted to the Children’s Reporter.

Community Inspector Jonny Elliot of Drylaw Police Station said: “Motorcycle and associated criminality is never acceptable and Edinburgh Division has taken a number of steps to tackle this behaviour through Operation Soteria. “I would like to thank the community of North Edinburgh for their assistance during the investigation. It is clear to me from their reaction that this type of reckless behaviour is abhorred by local people.

“We continue to work in tandem with our partners in local government and the justice sector to reduce anti-social behaviour to continue to keep North Edinburgh a safe place to live and work.”