Police in St Andrews are investigating after the theft of seven bicycles in the past four weeks from various areas in and around the town centre and near to student accommodation within the town.
Local officers are carrying out inquiries to trace those responsible including the review of available public and private space CCTV and are urging the public to be vigilant.
Pat Turner, community ward sergeant said: “Some of the stolen cycles had been left unsecured but a number had their security chains cut prior to being stolen.
“This and the fact that the cycles were taken from public areas show that the thieves came prepared and are willing to risk being caught in order to obtain property that does not belong to them.
“I would ask local residents and visitors alike to continue to be vigilant with regards to their property and assist us wherever possible to catch those responsible for these crimes.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.