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Fife van thefts in recent months

Officers in West Fife are appealing to members of the public and vehicle owners in the area to be vigilant following a spate of van thefts in recent months.

There have been five thefts of vans in the area since the beginning of the year. One of the latest incidents was a Ford Luton van stolen from Gibbs Vehicle Hire in Rosyth around 9.55pm on Sunday 19th August. Another vehicle was also damaged during an attempt to steal it from the same location.

Detective Constable Gillian McEwan of Dunfermline CID said: “These thefts deny local businesses of resources and we’re asking for the public’s help as part of our efforts to return stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.

“We’d urge van owners to consider investing in a steering lock, or try to block their vehicle in during the evening or weekends so it’s more difficult to move if someone is able to gain entry to premises.

“We have a range of useful crime prevention advice available on our website at http://www.scotland.police.uk

“We ask people to remain vigilant and contact Police Scotland on 101 if they see any suspicious behaviour or have information about stolen vans, or contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”