Elgin man faces charges over break-in at local Salon

Steven Noble, 41, was remanded in custody when he appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court on Friday.

AN ELGIN MAN has appeared in court facing charges relating to one of the three burglaries carried out in Moray over the Festive period.

Steven Noble, 41, appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court on Friday where he faced a charge relating to the break-in at Serenity Hair and Beauty on Academy Street on December 27.

Noble made no plea or declaration and was ordered to remain in custody until his reappearance in court, which is expected to be scheduled for next week.

CCTV footage at the Elgin salon captured someone breaking through the shop door and entering backwards to avoid the camera. A tip jar containing around £120 was removed as well as around £100 in petty cash.

Salon owner Claire Emson said that she had been informed by police on Thursday that an arrest had been made and thanks local officers for acting so quickly, adding: “We are still quite upset by what happened and we highly doubt that we will ever get our money back.”

Investigations are continuing into break-ins at the Brander Arms in Lossiemouth just before Christmas and the Scotmid Co-operative store on Thornhill Road in Elgin on Boxing Day.