Three charged following spate of school break-ins in Glenrothes

Glenrothes High School
Glenrothes High School

Five new town schools targeted

Glenrothes Police have charged three males in connection with a spate of break-ins at five schools across the new town.

Officers from the Community Investigation Unit have also recovered a number of stolen computers.

Reports have now been submitted to both the Procurator Fiscal and Childrens Reporter.

Computer equipment at South Parks, Collydean, Warout and Carleton Primary Schools and Glenrothes High were all targeted by thieves in a three week spell in November and December of this year, police have confirmed.

Sergeant Graham Ross leading the investigation told the Gazette those apprehended are connected with the group of individuals recently reported for over the spate of vandalisms in the town and further offences have now been detected.

“The amount of break-ins to domestic houses continues to fall, however we are committed to detecting those responsible for breaking into other premises,” he added.

Councillor John Beare said: “From what I understand, the police have made significant progress into their investigations into the break-ins at Glenrothes schools.”

Following the Collydean school break-in, Cllr Beare, whose ward the school is in, wrote to education officials seeking a tightening up of security at schools across the Glenrothes area.