Police warning after harbour theft

Police are warning boat owners to remain vigilant following a theft at a harbour near Kirkcaldy.

Friday, 19th August 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Friday, 19th August 2016, 11:43 am
Police are investigating following the theft from West Wemyss harbour.

Officers are investigating the theft of a Mariner outboard motor from a boat berthed in West Wemyss harbour. It’s thought thieves struck sometime during the evening of Friday, August 12 and they are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of the harbour or saw anyone acting suspiciously, to come forward.

Local officers are now carrying out enquiries in an effort to trace whoever is responsible and recover the stolen engine, which is worth a three-figure sum.

Sergeant Craig Fyall from Levenmouth police station, said: “I remind boat owners to always secure their property and whenever possible remove valuable items from view.

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“I also urge anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of the harbour around the time of this theft to come forward immediately.

“Similarly, I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has been offered marine equipment for sale and thinks it may be related to this theft.”

Those with information are urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.