House raids in two Fife towns linked to bogus workman

Fife Police are investigating a series of raids on houses linked to a man visiting the area offering to clean guttering.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 4:01 pm

They happened in the Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly area, when items were stolen from homes entered via insecure doors or windows.

The incidents took place between Saturday, July 3, and Tuesday 13th in the Station Road, The Avenue and Landale Street areas of Lochgelly, as well as Stenhouse Street in Cowdenbeath.

Police said that enquiries have established that a number of the thefts coincided with a man visiting the area offering to clean guttering on the residents’ homes

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Detective Constable Rob Finch, from Dunfermline CID, said: “We are following a number of positive lines of enquiry and are appealing for anyone with information on the thefts to please come forward

“If you live in the Cowdenbeath or Lochgelly areas and have witnessed any potential suspicious activity in your area, or have been visited by anyone offering to clean your gutters, contact police as this could prove vital to our enquiries.”He also urged the community “remain vigilant regarding the security of your home and any outbuildings.”

Call police on 101, quoting incident 1955 of 5 July.

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