POLICE are hunting thieves who stole a car from outside a house in Tranent after entering the property in the early hours of the morning and taking the keys and cash.

The Nissan Juke was taken from an address in the town's Gavin's Lee between 1am and 7.15am yesterday (Sunday).

Officers said the property was entered during the night and cash taken along with the keys to the car, which was also stolen.

The car registration was given as YF17 CZG.

Sergeant Derek MacDonald, from Tranent Police Station, said: "As part of this inquiry we are eager to speak with anyone who saw any suspicious activity around Gavin's Lee during the early hours of Sunday morning.

"If you believe you have information relevant to this investigation then please contact police immediately.

"In addition, if you have seen the stolen Nissan Juke since Sunday morning and can help us locate it then please also get in touch."

Anyone with information can contact Tranent Police Station via 101 and quote 1278 of the 22nd October. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.