REPLICA football shirts have been stolen following a break-in at Heart of Midlothian FC, the police have said.
A number of replica away shirts were taken from the store at the football club’s Tynecastle stadium in Edinburgh.
The theft is believed to have happened at about 10.15pm on Friday night, ahead of the club’s home match against Edinburgh rivals Hibernian this afternoon.
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The tops that were stolen are described as pale blue and white striped Adidas short-sleeved shirts, with the Hearts logo on the left breast.
Superintendent Phil O’Kane, of Police Scotland, who is the match commander for the derby clash, said: “This was a calculated theft with the explicit aim of retrieving merchandise which could be illegally sold on.
“We are asking the public and those attending Tynecastle today to be especially vigilant.
“Should any persons be seen today selling or offering these shirts for sale in suspicious circumstances, then this theft should be borne in mind.”
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