Police appeal for witnesses after incident at East Wemyss store

Incident at the Spar store in East Wemyss. Picture by George McLuskie
Incident at the Spar store in East Wemyss. Picture by George McLuskie

Police are appealing for witnesses to help trace a group of men who broke into a supermarket in East Wemyss in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, December 10).

The incident happened around 1.00 a.m. when police received several calls from members of the public reporting that a vehicle was repeatedly ramming the metal shutters of the Spar shop on Main Street, East Wemyss.

The vehicle then made off in the direction of Kirkcaldy and was later recovered in the Boreland area of the town.

Detective Sergeant Paul Dick, who is leading the investigation, said: “The premises appear to have been broken into in order to steal the cash machine which was within the shop.

“After violating the security of the store the vehicle was then used in an attempt to pull the ATM from the store. There were believed to be four males involved who were all wearing dark coloured balaclavas.”

“This is an unusual type of crime in this area and I would ask anyone who was in the area of Main Street, East Wemyss at the time or who saw a red coloured Toyota pickup acting suspiciously in or around the area to contact Police Scotland using the 101 non-emergency number or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Local councillor John O’Brien spoke of his shock after hearing about the incident which happened just hours after he had visited the store late last night.

He said: “This is alarming. The efforts people will go to to steal and rob from others to get cash is

frighting to say the least.”