ARDROSSAN, Scotland – Police are investigating a break-in that occurred at the Masonic Lodge on Harbour Street in Ardrossan, Scotland. The incident, which was reported in the early hours of Friday, April 21, 2023, has left the local community concerned.
According to Police Scotland, they received a report of a break-in at the Masonic Lodge building in the town center of Ardrossan. The damage to the property is believed to have been inflicted during the early morning hours of the incident.
Upon further investigation, authorities found that a similar break-in had been reported at the Whitlees Community Centre, located just a few kilometers away from the Masonic Lodge, on the same day. Despite the similarities in the incidents, police have stated that, at this time, they do not believe the two break-ins are linked.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland provided a statement on the matter: “In the early hours of Friday, April 21, 2023, police received a report of a break-in to a premises on Harbour Street, Ardrossan. Enquiries are ongoing.”
The Masonic Lodge is currently under investigation as police work to gather more information about the incident and potential suspects. Local residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to authorities.
The Masonic Lodge serves as a meeting place for members of the Masonic Order, an organization that has a long history in the community. Members and leaders of the Lodge have expressed their disappointment over the break-in and are cooperating with authorities in the ongoing investigation.
The break-in at the Whitlees Community Centre, although not believed to be related, has also raised concerns among members of the community. The Centre provides various services and activities to local residents and serves as a hub for community engagement.
With both incidents still under investigation, the motives behind the break-ins remain unclear. Police have not released any information about items stolen or any specific damage incurred at the Masonic Lodge or the Whitlees Community Centre.
As the investigation continues, police are urging anyone with information about either of the break-ins to come forward and assist in the ongoing enquiries.
This incident marks yet another in a series of property-related crimes that have been reported in the Ardrossan area in recent months. Residents are advised to take appropriate security measures to protect their homes and properties.