Public asked to be vigilant following crimes in north east Fife

Published 18 January 2018

Police in Fife are asking the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour following a series of crimes committed across the north east of the Kingdom.

Overnight on Tuesday 16 January into Wednesday 17 January a total of eleven reports were received of break-ins and thefts in the Newport on Tay, Leuchars, Cupar, Kilmany, Largoward and Newburgh areas.

Officers are urging business and homeowners to keep their properties and belongings safe and secure and ask that anyone who witnesses any suspicious behaviour to report this to police immediately.

Sergeant Sharon Holmes of Cupar Police Station said: “I would ask anyone who has seen people or vehicles acting suspiciously in the north east of Fife to contact police immediately.

“We are keen to identify the people responsible for these opportunistic crimes and would ask anyone with information to come forward.

“There are many ways the public can improve their own and their properties safety and security and we would urge people to take these preventative measures.

“Local officers are happy to provide crime prevention advice which can be arranged by calling 101, or alternatively information is available on our website at”

Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity in their area can do so by contacting Police Scotland via 101 (999 in an emergency), or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general policing matters, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Cupar, East (Fife), Fife, Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

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