Crime spree in north-east Fife sparks vigilance plea

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People in Fife are being asked to remain vigilant following a spate of crimes  across the north east of the kingdom.

Police are urging locals to report any suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhoods after a string of communities were targeted this week.

A total of 11 break-ins and thefts were reported in the Newport on Tay, Leuchars, Cupar, Kilmany, Largoward and Newburgh areas overnight on Tuesday January 16 and into Wednesday January 17.

Officers are urging business and homeowners to keep their properties and belongings safe and secure and ask that anyone who notices any suspicious behaviour to report it to them.

Sergeant Sharon Holmes, of Cupar Police Station, said: “I would ask anyone who has seen people or vehicles acting suspiciously in the north east of Fife to contact police immediately.

“We are keen to identify the people responsible for these opportunistic crimes and would ask anyone with information to come forward.

“There are many ways the public can improve their own and their properties safety and security and we would urge people to take these preventative measures.

“Local officers are happy to provide crime prevention advice.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, or 999 in an emergency. Anonymous calls can also be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.