A man from Oakley has appeared in court in relation to a number of street robberies which took place in the Dunfermline area last week.
William Philp, 25, from Oakley, appeared along with Gary Stewart, 45, from Kincardine after they were arrested and charged in connection with the robberies. They appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Thursday 21st June where Stewart was released on bail and Philp was remanded in custody.
Detective Constable Chris Carson of Dunfermline CID, who led the investigation, said: "I would like to thank the members of the public who came forward and provided information in relation to these crimes which resulted in two men being apprehended.
"Although noticeably shaken by these unprovoked attacks, thankfully, the victims were not seriously injured. I would also like to reassure the public that instances of robbery in the town are rare and no-one else is being sought in connection with this recent spate."
Crime in Fife fell by 4.3 per cent in 2011/2012 and is 49 per cent lower than seven years ago and it is thanks to the help and assistance we receive from members of the public that we are able to reduce such incidences.