Mother and children threatened after gang break into house

The group of men forced their way into a home in Peasehill Gait, Rosyth on Tuesday evening.

Mother and children threatened after gang break into house SNS Group

A mother and her two children were threatened by a group of men after they broke into their home in Fife.

Around 8.30 pm on Tuesday evening, a number of men forced their way into a house in Peasehill Gait, Rosyth, and threatened a 44-year-old woman and her two children before making off with a four-figure sum of cash.

The woman and the two children were unharmed following the incident. 

Police say the suspects, all of which are white, were between the ages of 30 and 40 and wore dark clothing and face masks. 

Detective Inspector Christopher Dow, Glenrothes CID, said: “Thankfully no one was injured during this incident, but it was an absolutely terrifying experience for the family. 

“Following a house alarm being activated, the suspects ran from the house but not before they managed to find cash within.

“The crime is likely to have required a degree of planning and it is possible the suspects had been in the area prior to the robbery, checking the address and the family’s movements.

“Peasehill Gait is residential estate, so a car out of place or seen parked up for some time with people inside might have been spotted by local residents.

“Did you see a vehicle you didn’t recognise in the area between 8.00 and 9.00pm on Tuesday night, or in the days leading up to the incident?  Did you see men running from a house into a waiting vehicle and drive off at speed around that time?

“We believe the men would have had to drive via Hilton Road to get out of the estate.  If you were driving in the area, we would be particularly keen to view any dash-cam footage you may have.

“These men had no regard for the family and the robbery was particularly threatening, so it is imperative we catch these men.

“Additional officers will be in the area today, so anyone with information can approach them or call officers at Glenrothes Police Station via 101.  Please quote reference number 3062 of March 9, 2021, when calling.

“Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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