Two arrested following spate of break-ins in Glenrothes

Sgt Kenny Greig & PC Gayle Hopton in the Warout area of Glenrothes where a number of the break-ins took place. Picture by Steven Brown Photography
Sgt Kenny Greig & PC Gayle Hopton in the Warout area of Glenrothes where a number of the break-ins took place. Picture by Steven Brown Photography

Two men have been charged following a spate of 20 break-ins and thefts to properties in Glenrothes.

The pair, aged 19 and 22, were arrested in connection with the crime spree which has been going on in the town since September, with most incidents happening in the Warout area.

A report has now been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

The arrests came just a week after Police Scotland had issued warnings to local residents to take precautions and ensure their home was not the next target, and officers had also appealed for information.

Glenrothes Community Sergeant Kenny Greig said that he was pleased with the feedback he had received locally.

“We’re delighted by the response from the local community and following extensive enquiries by local officers, two men have now been charged,” he said.

“We have also managed to recover a large quantity of property and are in the process of reuniting these items with their rightful owners.”

Dick Jones, from the Neighbourhood Safety Group, said: “Our group is active in the area and our main aim is to get community safety and crime prevention messages across.

“We also want to give people the chance to purchase items of equipment that could improve their personal security or the security of their homes or garden sheds.”

He added: “You can simply drop into Glenrothes Police Station to have a look.”

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