THIEVES stole two cars from outside a house in Prestonpans in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police said the property on Flying Scotsman Way was entered some time between 1am and 10.30am and the keys to the vehicles, which were parked outside, taken.

The vehicles, a new grey Volkswagen Passat, registration SL17 CSV, and a blue Seat Ibiza, registration SO16 CWK, were then stolen.

Sergeant Derek MacDonald from Prestonpans Police Station said: "At least two individuals have been involved in this incident and we are keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity in or around The Flying Scotsman Way on Saturday morning.

"Similarly, we would ask the public to keep a look out for these vehicles and report any sightings of them to police immediately.

"In addition, anyone with any further information that can assist with our ongoing inquiries should also come forward."

Those with information can contact Prestonpans Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 1617 of the 20th. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.