Shop suffers four burglaries in less than two months

Police in Fife are appealing for assistance from the public after a business premises in Dunfermline was targeted for the fourth time in less than two months.

The break-ins took place at RS McColl’s in Woodmill Road between 1.20am and 2.10am on Saturday 22nd December 2018, Monday 14th January, Friday 25th January and Monday 11th February.

Alcohol, e-cigarette products and confectionery, collectively worth a three-figure sum, were stolen during the break-ins.

Three male youths, aged around 16 years old and wearing backpacks, were seen leaving the scene of the first break-in.

One male was wearing a grey hooded top, a dark bomber jacket, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with white stripes and dark trainers.

The second male was wearing a navy blue parka jacket with a fur-lined hood, black jogging bottoms and dark-coloured trainers.

The third male was wearing a distinctive hooded jacket with a red lining and had dark hair with a long fringe.

Detective Sergeant Christopher Dow of Dunfermline CID said: “Our enquiries so far have established that it is highly likely that the same three youths are responsible for all four break-ins.

“As part of the investigation, we are urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area, or who has information which could be relevant, to get in touch as soon as possible.

“We are committed to helping to keep business premises safe and will continue to work closely with staff. There have been, and will continue to be, additional high visibility patrols in this area.”

Anyone who has information which may be relevant can contact Dunfermline CID on 101, quoting incident 0235 of 11th February, or contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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