Over the last few days, there has been an increase in thefts from rural properties in South West Fife and North East Fife. In particular, remote properties have been targeted and items stolen include jewellery, laptops and other smaller items.
Quad bikes and trailers have also been stolen from a farm in South West Fife.
Those living and working in rural Fife area asked to be vigilant and to report any suspicious sightings of persons or vehicles. All suspicious incidents should be reported to police, either using the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111, the non-emergency number 101, or if circumstances dictate, the emergency number 999.
If rural residents have any concerns regarding the security of their premises or home, Police Scotland can provide a free security check and assist with advice on CCTV and alarm systems.
For further information regarding free security checks in Fife, please contact PC Fraser Laird, Community Safety Officer at Police Scotland by telephoning 01383 318745 or by e-mailing