Balfarg cars target of break-ins

Police are investigating break-ins to cars
Police are investigating break-ins to cars

Police in Glenrothes are investigating after a number of cars in the Balfarg area of the town were broken into last week.

The cars were targeted overnight on Wednesday, March 12 into Thursday, March 13 and officers are appealing for witnesses.

The vehicles were parked in a number of different streets, all within the town’s Balfarg precinct.

The targeted cars were parked both on the street and within the owners’ gardens.

However crucially, all were unlocked.

And during the break-ins property was stolen from within the cars.

PC Paul Stather, the community officer for the area, said: “Only cars that were unlocked were targeted.

“It is a fact of life that we have to keep our possessions locked up and I urge all drivers to ensure that when they park, they take their valuables with them and make sure they lock their cars.

“Even a few coins lying visible in a vehicle can make it a target, so I would ask that these are tidied away.

“A suction mark on the windscreen left by a sat-nav may alert a would-be thief that it may have been left inside, such as in the glove compartment, and this would make the vehicle a target, so wipe such marks off regularly.

“I am appealing to anyone who has any information about these thefts, or if they saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, to contact police.”

Those who can help should call Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0845 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.