Parents shocked by baby cash theft

Money intended for a young child was stolen from a house in Leven
Money intended for a young child was stolen from a house in Leven

A cruel thief has swiped money intended as a gift for a Leven baby.

Parents Tom Grubb and Natasha Butler were shocked to discover a four-figure sum had been lifted during a break-in at their home on Friday.

Around £1500-£1800 in cash, stored in three money tins, was taken from a living room cupboard on Friday at the couple’s Lawrie Terrace home.

The money was intended for the couple’s 10-month-old daughter, Krystal - some had been collected and saved by her mum and dad, while some had been given in the form of gifts.

The incident occurred between 2pm and 8pm on Friday, September 18 and the couple reported it to police, while Tom publicised it on Facebook, offering a reward for any information leading to the recovery of the cash, or a successful arrest and conviction.

He said the tins, featuring a SpongeBob SquarePants design, were quite distinctive in appearance and a good deal of the cash was in the form of the new plastic-type £5 notes, so the haul was quite distinctive. He had also advised local banks of the incident, while the Halifax Bank of Scotland in Leven had agreed to email other colleagues and inform them. Tom added that stealing cash intended for a young child was despicable.

A Police Scotland confirmed they had received a report of the theft and added: “A four-figure sum of money was stolen, and anyone with information which can assist officers with their enquiries is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”