Three charged after Fife and Lothian police find £100,000 worth of stolen property

Police believe there is still more stolen property from the trio to be returned.

Police in Fife and West Lothian have charged three people after recovering more than £100,000 worth of property stolen from bike stores and garden centres in December last year.

Two men, aged 48 and 34, and a woman aged 36, are due to attend court at a later date.

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The stolen items, including bikes, Christmas trees, barbecues, lawn mowers, plants, and statues, were found after officers searched properties in Ayr, Prestwick, and Achintiber.

Two men, aged 48 and 34, and a woman aged 36, are due to attend court at a later date.

But police think there is still more stolen property left to recover.

Detective Constable Fraser Simpson, of Glenrothes CID, said: "The incidents were reported last year and as a result of our investigation, we are now able to return the property to its rightful owners.

"We believe there are still a number of bikes outstanding so if anyone has been offered bikes for sale in Ayrshire recently, perhaps at a reduced price or unusual circumstances, I would encourage people to please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 0862 of 9 December 2019."

"We believe there are still a number of bikes outstanding so if anyone has been offered bikes for sale in Ayrshire recently, perhaps at a reduced price or unusual circumstances, I would encourage people to please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 0862 of 9 December 2019."

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