POLICE have launched an investigation after a moped was stolen in Galashiels.

The incident occurred between 10.30pm on Tuesday, August 8, and 7.30am on Wednesday, August 9, when a yellow Lambretta moped was stolen from outside an address in Woodstock Avenue, Langlee.

The vehicle is described as a yellow Lambretta moped (Registration number YHS 758H), which was originally built in 1970. 

Inspector Tony Hodges of Galashiels Police Station said: “This is a high value theft of a very unique type of vehicle.

“We are eager to trace those responsible as soon as possible. I would ask anyone who was in the Woodstock Avenue area on the night of Monday, August 8, and saw anything suspicious, to contact us. 

“Likewise I would ask anyone who has seen a vehicle similar to the Lambretta’s description to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Those with information can contact officers at Galashiels CID on 101, quoting incident number 0663 of August 9.