Police in Levenmouth are appealing for information after the vacant Lundin Links hotel was broken in to.
Police believe someone entered the property - which has been empty since the hotel closed to the public in January - some time in the last two weeks.
This is the second time in two months that the building has been targeted by thieves, after a report of a break in was given to police on June 29.
Inspector Donald Jenks said the property was being targeted by individuals looking for copper, and although no damage to the building was caused on account of it being vacant, copper worth around £2000-3000 had been stolen.
Following its closure, which resulted in the loss of seven jobs earlier this year, the hotel was placed into the care of liquidators French Duncan LLP, and an independent contractor was tasked with the security of the property.
Inspector Jenks said police had suggested a number of security improvements to the company, but added: “We are clearly keen for local people to call us if they see anything suspicious or any activity at the premises so we can react quickly to check it out.”
A spokesman for the contractor confirmed to the Mail that the hotel has now been completely boarded up and has been placed under 24 hours security.