Police appeal following thefts in north east Fife

Police in north east Fife are appealing for witnesses and issuing a security warning following a series of break-ins and thefts over the past week.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 3:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:12 pm
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

A green Suzuki King 300 Quad bike was stolen from Lathrisk Farm, Freuchie sometime between Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15.

A Green Suzuki King 400 and Red Suzuki Eigar 400 Quad bikes were also stolen from Easter Upper Urquhart Farm, Strathmiglo sometime between Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16.

Two attempted housebreakings occurred on Friday, June 17 at Downfield Farm, Coaltown Of Burnturk and Downfield Farm, Ladybank where entry was forced to sheds. Officers are keen to trace the occupants of a white transit van who were seen near both locations around the times of these offences.

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Between Friday, June 3 and Thursday, June 16, a metal-framed single axle vehicle trailer was stolen from Sauchope Links Caravan Site, Warsea Road, Crail.

A theft by housebreaking occurred between Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at a restaurant in The Cross, Cupar, resulting in a large sum of cash being stolen.

On Saturday, June 18 a white and a black Honda Vision motorcycles was stolen from Market Street in St Andrews.

Meanwhile, a sneak in theft occurred between Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at Back Dykes, Anstruther whereby alcohol, cash and a mobile phone were stolen.

Community Sergeant Ewan Pearce from Cupar Police Station said: “We continue to investigate all of these incidents. I would ask anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in these areas or who has information relevant to our inquiries to please get in touch.

“I would also advise residents in north east Fife to be vigilant, given this spate of thefts, and report any suspicious activity to police immediately.

“Please make sure your property is not an easy target for criminals by keeping your home appropriately secured with windows and doors kept locked.

“And remember that sheds and garages are extensions of your home and should also be given consideration as to their security.

“Car and van owners should ensure they lock their vehicle, remove or store all items of value out of sight and take keys out of the ignition barrel when leaving them unattended.

“More information on crime prevention can be obtained from our website at www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/rural-crime”