POLICE have charged two men in connection with the break-in and theft from a business in Glenrothes and one of them has been charged with other offences, one of which occurred in Kelty.

The incident happened overnight on Monday 7 January into Tuesday January 8 from the Woodgate Way North area. Four vehicles were stolen during the incident and later recovered in Fife and Forth Valley.

The men, aged 28 and 23 appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday.

The 28-year-old man has also been charged in connection with nine other offences of housebreaking and theft, seven that occurred in the Fife area and two that occurred in the Forth Valley area between 11th December 2018 and 9th January 2019.

The other charges involving him are 7th January 2019 – housebreaking in Seafar Drive, Kelty; 11th December 2018 - housebreaking and theft in Edzell Way, Dunfermline; 12th December 2018 – attempted housebreaking, Church St, Inverkeithing; 13th December 2018 - housebreaking and theft in High Street, Inverkeithing; 23rd December 2018 – housebreaking and theft in Kestrel Avenue, Dunfermline; 30th December 2018 - housebreaking and theft in Brambling Road, Dunfermline; 31st December 2018 – housebreaking and theft in Mallard Grove, Dunfermline; 9th January 2019 – attempted housebreaking and theft in Station Road, Dollar; and 9th January 2019 – housebreaking in Alva Road, Tillicoultry.

Detective Sergeant Mark Beveridge from Glenrothes CID said: “We remain committed to working with colleagues across all divisions to ensure incidents such as these are robustly investigated.

“I’d urge the public to always report any suspicious behaviour in their area to us on 101, or 999 if you witness a crime in progress.

“More information on how to protect your home and property is available on our website at http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/.”