TOOLS valued at more than £1,500 were stolen after two Rosyth break-ins last week.

Police are investigating after the thefts from two vans which happened between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

One of the vans targeted was that of roofer William Bruce while it was parked near to his Peasehill Fauld home.

"I am not even insured for my tools," he told the Press. "It is one of these things I need to take on the chin. They took a circular saw from my van, a drill and a nail gun.

"They have taken the best part of £700 worth off me but it could have been worse. It could have been £4,000 worth of stuff.

"I have stayed in the house for nine years and have never had anything before. It is quiet and out of the way. It hasn't affected my work because I have other tools."

William said his van was not damaged during the break-in.

"It is mental how they did it. It is literally like they had keys for the van," he added.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland confirmed they were investigating the theft from two vans.

"A white-coloured transit van parked in Peasehill Road, Rosyth, was broken into and power tools with a value of around £500 stolen," he said. "Again, overnight Wednesday/Thursday, a silver-coloured transit van parked in Park Road West, Rosyth, was broken onto and power tools worth over £1,000 stolen.

"Door-to-door enquiries are being carried out and anyone who has any information which might help in this investigation is asked to call police at Dunfermline on the 101 number, quoting the reference number 0600 30 January 2020."