POLICE have released descriptions of three suspects after a theft in Haddington last month.

Farm machinery supplier Thomas Sherriff Co on Letham Road was targeted at about 11.30am on Sunday, November 17.

Four men were seen gaining entry to the premises with a silver Mitsubishi Pajero SUV (reg plate Y425 BGA) that was used in the theft of the puppy in Bathgate the previous day. It is believed the same vehicle may also have been involved in a theft in Broxburn, also on November 16.

A trailer was attached to the vehicle and was loaded with a Gator utility vehicle before being driven away.

Police have managed to obtain descriptions of three of the four suspects who gained entry to the premises.

They are described as follows: 1. Male, white, in his early 20s with dark hair. 2. Male, white, in his early 20s to 30s, medium build, wearing a black woolly hat with a white stripe around it, a dark green puffer jacket, light denim jeans and light brown rigger boots. 3. Male, white, in his 30s, medium build, balding with short hair on the sides, with slight stubble, wearing a light grey jacket with dark grey sleeves, a red zip and a white logo on the left of the chest, as well as muddy, light-coloured jeans and muddy shoes.

Constable Russell Taylor said: "We do believe that all of these incidents are linked.

"Our investigations into all of these incidents are ongoing and we are following a positive line of enquiry; however, we would urge anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in these areas at the time or saw this particular silver Mitsubishi Pajero SUV (reg plate Y425 BGA) driving around to get in touch as soon as possible.

"I would also be interested in speaking to anyone who was driving in any of these areas on the Saturday or Sunday and may have dash-cam footage which could assist our investigation.

"If you have been approached by anyone in the area trying to sell you farming equipment, please also get in touch."

Anyone with information can contact Musselburgh Police Station on 101, quoting reference number 1908 of November 16. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.