Thieves steal kids’ Christmas toy donations in Fife break-in


Toys which were being donated to children in need this Christmas have been stolen in a break-in at a Fife community centre.

Lowlife thieves struck at Hayfield Community Centre in Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, following a charity fayre held at the weekend.

Entry was forced to the premises and computer equipment was stolen along with a three-figure sum of cash and children’s toys.

The break-in happened some time between 1pm on Sunday and 6.20am yesterday.

Inspector Joanne McEwan said, “The Hayfield Community Centre held a Christmas fayre on Saturday 1st December, which had been well attended by local residents and the money and toys that were stolen from within were due to be donated to the Cottage Family Charity, which supports young families in Kirkcaldy.

“Those responsible for this incident have taken vital funding for a charity, as well as gifts intended for children in need at Christmas and we are actively pursuing various lines of inquiry to identify the culprits.”


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