A man has been charged following the break-in and high-value theft from a jewellery business in Fife.
The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday, July 28, at Malcolm Antiques and Collectables/Midas Jewellery based at Old St Andrews Antique Centre, Old St Andrews Road, Guardbridge.
Entry was forced to the premises and a substantial quantity of jewellery and other items stolen.
As a result of extensive investigation carried out by Levenmouth CID, search warrants were executed at two addresses in Dundee on Friday, August 9 where various pieces of jewellery and other valuables, worth over £60,000, were recovered.
A 48-year-old male is due to appear at Dundee Sheriff Court on Monday, August 12.
Detective Constable Mark Millar from Levenmouth CID said: “We’re delighted to have recovered large amounts of the stolen property from the Guardbridge store, as these pieces have been collected over several years and were a huge loss to the owners, both financially and from a sentimental point view.
“We treat all reports of acquisitive crime with the utmost seriousness and through Operation Principle, we investigate every incident with the utmost seriousness to bring offenders to justice.”