Charity money stolen during Fife betting shop break-in

The incident happened around 5am on Thursday. Pic: John Devlin.
The incident happened around 5am on Thursday. Pic: John Devlin.
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Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses following a break-in at a betting shop in Cowdenbeath.

The incident happened around 5am today (Thursday) at the Ladbrokes store on the High Street.

After the premises was entered, a cancer charity collection bucket was stolen from inside and officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.

Detective Inspector Des FitzGerald from Dunfermline Police Station said: “At this time we are trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident as well as the number of individuals involved.

“I would ask that anyone who believes they may have seen any suspicious activity in the Cowdenbeath High Street area between 3am and 6am on Thursday, February 11 to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with information that can help us identify those responsible should also get in touch.” Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.