Police in Glenrothes are warning residents in the west of the town to keep doors and windows locked following a spate of opportunist thefts and break-ins in the last week.
Officers have confirmed at least eight such incidents in and around the Napier Road area of South Parks.
As well as homes, a number of sheds and a greenhouse have also been targeted in Well Road, Ashton Drive and Loch Katrine Gardens.
Community Sergeant Kenny Greig said he believes the thefts are linked and have carried out by the same individual.
He added: “These are opportunist thefts whereby the criminal or criminals are taking advantage of unlocked doors or windows to gain quick access to properties.
“I ask anyone who thinks they have been a victim of such a crime or sees anyone acting suspiciously to contact us on 101 without delay.”
Sergeant Greig also advised of a few simple measures that will reduce the risk of other residents falling victim to this sort of criminality.
“I would urge the public to be on their guard and to make sure all windows, doors and other access points are secured at all times, especially at night,” said Sergeant Greig.
“There are a few other simple measures such as not leaving valuables or car keys on show, secure all outbuildings and put away items such as bikes and garden tools.
“Timer switches and other lighting is also advised.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.