Police make arrest in connection with Kirkcaldy bank robbery

The robbery at the Bank of Scotland on Carberry Road, Kirkcaldy, took place on November 11.
The robbery at the Bank of Scotland on Carberry Road, Kirkcaldy, took place on November 11.

Police Scotland has arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with an abduction and robbery in Kirkcaldy last month.

Detectives from Kirkcaldy CID traced the man to a property in Lochgelly yesterday (Thursday) before charging him with various offences today (Friday).

He will appear before Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Monday, December 7.

The significant development has come as a result of an extensive police investigation that has been in operation since a branch of a Bank of Scotland, found within the Mitchelston Industrial Estate, was robbed on November 11.

This investigation is on-going with police confirming that they are looking to trace at least two other people.

Detective Inspector Charlie Duncan, who is leading the inquiry, said: “We have made significant progress during the inquiry and we are still looking for at least another two people connected with this incident.

“I believe those individuals are Eastern European males and may have been working in the area of Mitchelston Drive, Kirkcaldy, around the beginning of November.

“I would ask anyone who might know of their identity to contact police on 101. Information can also be passed in confidence through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”