OVER 200 hours of CCTV has been sent to Police Scotland by Innerleithen residents after ram-raiders smashed their way into a convenience store last week.

The group struck at the Caddon Court store in the town around 4am of Monday, September 4, where they ripped an ATM from within the building using a piece of chain.

Speaking at the Innerleithen Community Council meeting on Monday (September 11), Sergeant Duncan Marker said: "The Land Rover, stolen from an address in West Lothian, had been used by three males to break into a local store and drag the cash machine from the premises. A significant amount of cash has been stolen and the vehicle used was subsequently found burnt out in Dalkeith.

"There has been a great response from the public and police are still following up reports made. We have positive lines of enquiry after 40 people came forward with information. Around 200 hours of CCTV has also been passed onto us, which we are still going through.

"Anyone else with information is urged to contact CID at Galashiels by telephoning 101."