Man arrested for series of housebreakings in North East Fife

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A man has been arrested and charged for a significant number of housebreakings in the North East of Fife over the past 16 months.

Between January 2014 and April 2015, over 30 break-ins were reported at various commercial premises in the St Andrews and Anstruther areas.

Each of these incidents was thoroughly investigated as part of Operation RAC, which continues to operate across Fife, having launched in December 2013.

As a result of these enquiries a 37-year-old man was detained on Friday and subsequently charged.

He will appear at Dundee Sheriff Court at a later date.

Detective Sergeant Alec Raeside said: “Following a robust investigation into a series of break-ins to business premises throughout St Andrews and Anstruther over the past year, we have now arrested a male and he will face numerous charges when he appears in court.

“Housebreaking remains a priority for Police Scotland, as we recognise the impact it has on peoples lives and businesses within the local community.

“Operation RAC is our response to this type of crime and through this we ensure that every effort is made to apprehend those responsible.

“The public can help us with our efforts to reduce housebreaking throughout Fife by ensuring they have appropriate security in place at their homes and buildings.

“If you would like more information on crime prevention then please speak to your local policing team or visit Police Scotland.”