POLICE are appealing for witnesses after thieves stole power tools from vans in West Fife.

Inquiries are ongoing after the thefts which took place in Dunfermline and Dalgety Bay last weekend.

A van was broken into in Meldrum Court, Dunfermline, between Friday, December 21 and Saturday 22.

Another van in Markfield Road, Dalgety Bay, had tools stolen from it between Saturday 22 and Sunday 23.

Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan from Dunfermline CID said: "At this time we have no evidence to suggest either of these thefts from vehicles are linked, but we are keeping an open mind.

"If you remember seeing any suspicious activity around either Meldrum Court, Dunfermline, or Markfield Road, Dalgety Bay, over the past weekend then please contact police immediately.

"We'd also urge members of the public to get in touch should any individuals approach them and offer to sell on any power tools without proof of ownership."

Those with information can contact Dunfermline CID via 101 and quote incident number 2014 of the 23rd December. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.