DETECTIVES investigating a ram raid in Innerleithen almost two months ago have made an arrest.

A cash machine containing thousands of pounds was pulled from Caddon Court store during the early hours of Monday, September 4.

The gang used a stolen 4x4 vehicle to drag the cash machine from the store with chains.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage was done to the front of the convenience store during the raid.

And several vehicles and garden walls were also damaged as the thieves pulled the ATM down Horsbrugh Street.

Officers carried out door-to-door enquiries in the days following the audacious theft.

And, following several appeals by detectives, 40 people came forward with information.

Over 200 hours of CCTV was also handed over to Police Scotland by Innerleithen residents and business owners to aid with their investigation.

The Land Rover, which was used in the robbery, had been stolen from an address in West Lothian.

It was found burnt out by officers in Dalkeith the following day.

Following intensive enquiries arrests were made earlier this week.

Local inspector Tony Hodges revealed the progress during Wednesday evening’s Tweeddale Area Forum in Innerleithen. 

Inspector Hodges said: “I can confirm that a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in respect of those suspected of having stolen the ATM from the shop in Caddon Court, Innerleithen.”

We have contacted Police Scotland to obtain further details...