Two men in court within hours of committing crime
TWO men who broke into a shop in Dunfermline city centre appeared in court within hours of committing the crime.
Fife police responded to a call from a member of the public about people acting suspiciously in the Chapel Street area during the early hours of Thursday morning.
Officers promptly responded and discovered a shop had been broken into and the burglars had left the area with the property that they had stolen.
Detective Inspector David Russell, who led the inquiry, said, "The prompt actions of the person reporting the suspicious activity allowed our officers to trace two local men nearby.
"These men were taken into custody and following enquiries the stolen property was recovered.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their assistance.
"The public have a key role to play in the prevention and detection of crime and I would urge anyone who sees anything suspicious to contact Fife Constabulary straight away, either directly on 0845 600 5702 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111".
Both the men traced in connection with this incident appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court later that day where one man was remanded in custody and the other released on bail.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 23 Jul 12