Thousands stolen from charity party as police launch investigation

The raised money was stolen from a pink pail at a charity event in Crossgates, Fife, on Saturday.

Thousands of pounds stolen from charity party in Crossgates, Fife, as police launch investigation iStock

Police have launched an investigation after thousands of pounds were stolen from a charity event in Fife.

Officers were called to an event on Main Street, Crossgates, after a four-figure sum of raised cash was stolen from a pink pail on Saturday, November 19.

An investigation into the incident has now been launched and police are urging any witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant John Nicol, from Cowdenbeath Police Station, said: “We’re appealing for anyone with information on this theft, or if you believe you saw anyone acting in a suspicious manner in the Main Street area, to please come forward.

“You can call police on 101, quoting incident 2199 of November 21.

“Alternatively, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”