WEST FIFERS have been warned after a spate of thefts across the area, some of which may be linked.

A Ford Transit van, Yamaha quad bike, child’s motocross bike and a KTM motocross bike were taken from a garage in Wellwood, Dunfermline, on November 6. The van was recovered in the Kirkcaldy area.

Police inquiries are ongoing into the theft of a silver VW van from Main Street, Saline, on November 8. It was later recovered in the Methil area.

Officers are carrying out inquiries in relation to a dark-coloured Mercedes saloon which was seen at an attempted housebreaking at the Woodend Industrial Estate, Cowdenbeath, on November 13. It is linked to other commercial break-ins in South West Fife.

A Ford Transit van with tools and specialist equipment worth £30,000 was stolen from outside a property in Rose Street, Dunfermline, overnight on November 17. It was recovered in the Kinross area but the contents were missing.

And between November 26 and 27, a grey or silver-coloured Range Rover was seen at a housebreaking in Donibristle Gardens, Dalgety Bay, where a number of items, including expensive watches, were stolen. This vehicle is linked to incidents in Crossgates and Dunfermline.

Detective Inspector Kieran Marsh said: “We are pursuing a number of positive lines of enquiry and I would like to reassure the public that we are doing all we can to arrest those responsible and return stolen property to their owners.

“We are asking people to be extra vigilant and security-conscious, especially in the run-up to the festive period when they may have more valuable items around. Please consider reviewing your security and if it could be enhanced by alarms, motion-activated lights or CCTV.

“Prevention is a big part of policing and the public has a vital role to play in this. Anyone who witnesses anything suspicious should contact us via 101, or make a call anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”