Police have launched an investigation after two cars worth around £60,000 were stolen from a driveway in Dunfermline.
A Mini Cooper Seven and a BMW X6, which were later recovered, were taken during a house break-in at an address on Overton Court on Sunday morning.
Resident Donna Wrigglesworth could only look on as assailants sped away from the driveway with the automobiles, which belonged to her and her partner, Andrew Knight.
The 37-year-old revealed the callous crooks also lifted a silver Rolex watch gifted to Andrew by his late father – estimated to be worth over £5,000.
Speaking to The Courier the victims said police suspected it may be “gang related”.
‘Scouting the area’
“We felt violated after what has happened,” Donna said.
“They’ve forced entry into our home and taken the keys and also lifted a silver Rolex Air-King watch and a wallet sitting beside the keys.
“The CID suspect they have been scouting the area over recent days and our cars have been stolen to order and it is likely gang related.
“It was all done in a matter of minutes and they were off.
“From what I could see they were young men, I would have placed them at around 18 or 19-years-old.
“They struggled to drive the silver BMW from the property because it was an automatic.”
Police have been analysing CCTV footage around the time of the incident as the suspects were seen crossing over the Queensferry Crossing.
‘Crossed the bridge in convoy’
She added: “They were spotted on various CCTV cameras leaving the scene.
“Police know they crossed the bridge (Queensferry Crossing) in a convoy at around 1.20am on Sunday.
“They’ve said the Mini may have been used in other crimes, as a possible getaway car because they are quite common.”
She said: “We can’t fault the police in how quickly they arrived in the aftermath, they are liaising with officers in Edinburgh regarding the theft.
“It’s a nightmare situation though, as I’ve said you do feel violated that someone has been in your home.
“How do people have the audacity to go into your house and take stuff?
“It’s not so much about the cars, its the impact that it has on your life for things like work and picking the kids up.
“Andrew is upset about the watch that was given to him by his dad 35 years ago who has now passed away.
“So there is a lot of sentimental value there, it’s engraved with ‘A. Knight’ on the back.”
A spokesman for the force confirmed the two vehicles have been recovered and added: “At around 1.30am on Sunday November 14, 2021, police were made aware that two vehicles, a mini cooper and a BMW car had been stolen from Overton Road, Dunfermline.
“Inquiries are continuing.”