Phone tracker led police to Fife armed robbers


Four armed robbers forced their way into a Fife flat and threatened two men at gunpoint.

The gang carried a handgun, a crowbar and a machete as they burst into the Kirkcaldy home.

They also made off with a haul of £2,500 but a stolen phone with a tracking app led the police straight to the gang.

James Mackie (30), from Kirkcaldy, Gordon Ellis (24) and Scott Smith (23), both from Cardenden and Derek Finlay (31), a prisoner, raided the flat on 8th January 2015.

They all pleaded guilty to assaulting and robbing the victims at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The court heard the victims believed they were going to be shot after the gun was pointed at their heads and another robber threatened he was going to cut their fingers off.

The gun, which was discovered to be an air pistol, was later found in a kitchen at a house in Glenrothes, which Finlay had previously had access to.

Judge Michael O’Grady QC deferred sentence for reports and all four were remanded in custody.



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5 Responses

  1. KK says:

    AGS Security Tracked them down.

  2. Sandy says:

    Scum bags smack heads

    • Emma Hanley says:

      Excuse me but don’t you dare call them scum bags or smack heads because that is something they definitely are not! I know this because I have known two of them my whole life in fact Scott just so happens to be my big cousin! He is a wonderful person yes he’s made some foolish mistakes I know that but he is honestly one of the best people I have ever known not to meantion how good a father he is! Don’t you dare call someone you don’t know a scum bag or a smack head without knowing them 😡You have no idea what he has been through these past few years and I think even you yourself would do some bad things if you had been through what he has! 😡🖕🏻🖕🏻😡

      • Alan says:

        Are you for real? Your clearly another junkie loser justifying these actions! Stick the lot of them behind bars and you too as your clearly as much of a danger to the public as they are! Yes they are scumbags, deal with it!!!

  3. Davo says:

    Aye your right sandy scum bag smack heads the lot of them

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