Thieves steal £15,000 of goods in weekend housebreaking spree

Police in Fife are appealing for information after a series of housebreakings in Fife which saw thieves steal £15,000 worth of goods.

Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 2:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 2:46 pm
Police are appealing for help from the public.

These occurred in Flisk, Balmerino, Kilmany, Fincraigs, Wormit and Newport-on-Tay over the weekend of January 27 to 29.

Property with an estimated combined value in excess of £15,000 was stolen, including Stihl saws, chainsaws, angle grinders, petrol cans and other tools and gardening equipment.

A stolen quad bike and some of the power tools were recovered by officers in the small hours of Monday, January 29 as a result of pro-active patrols and police checks. The property has been returned to its owners.

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Officers are now keen to hear from anyone who may have noticed any suspicious behaviour over the weekend in these areas.

Community Ward Sergeant Sharon Holmes said: “We are following a positive line of inquiry involving a vehicle recovered that may have been used by the suspects. Officers are also on duty in these areas carrying out preventative patrols.

“We would ask residents meanwhile to be vigilant, check on outbuildings and neighbouring properties if vacant, and report any suspicious activity to the police.

“Security advice and some home security items for sale are available from your local community teams based at Cupar and St Andrews and at the Police Scotland website at the link below.”

Anyone with information is urged to call officers on 101 or anonymously via Crimestopppers quoting 1315 of 28th January.