Car stolen after Fife house-breaking then used in shop raid
A house in Kirkcaldy has been broken into and a car was then stolen from outside the property.
It is believed the vehicle was later used during a break-in and robbery from a shop in Midlothian in the early hours of this morning.
Between midnight and 4am on Tuesday a house in Inchkeith Crescent, Kirkcaldy, was broken into and a blue Audi Q5 car, with the registration number J9JDF, was stolen from outside the property.
Police believe this break-in is linked to a similar offence, which took place in the Seafield area of Kirkcaldy on Friday 27th April.
Today police in Midlothian received a report of a break-in and theft from a convenience store in Roslin.
At around 2.50am this morning, officers received a call about four men who had forced entry to the Roslin Supermarket on Main Street before making off with a three-figure sum of cash from the till.
The suspects were seen to enter a dark-coloured Audi Q5, which then made off towards Bilston and it is believed the vehicle used was the same one stolen in Kirkcaldy the previous evening.
Detective Sergeant Craig Fraser, from Kirkcaldy CID, said, “It is always distressing when people’s homes are broken into and their property is stolen. We are appealing for anyone who can assist with our inquiries to contact police immediately.
“If you have seen any suspicious activity in the Inchkeith Crescent/Seafield area of Kirkcaldy please get in touch.
“We are also keen to hear from anyone who has seen the stolen Audi Q5, which has yet to be traced.”
“Increasingly we are seeing houses being broken into and in addition to valuable household items being stolen, the owner’s car keys are being located and the car then stolen from the owner’s street or driveway.
” I would again urge people to be vigilant, consider their home and vehicle security and ensure that all car keys including spares, are kept out of sight and cannot be easily located.
“This is particularly important as we approach summer and people are on holiday. We will be carrying out extra patrols in the areas being targeted.”
Detective Constable Andy Palin, from Dalkeith CID, said, “We are currently liaising with our colleagues in Fife to establish where these travelling criminals originate from and are following a number of lines of enquiry.”