Thief uses six-tonne dumper truck to smash into supermarket

Thief uses six-tonne dumper truck to smash into supermarket

Police in Scotland are hunting a thief who crashed a six-tonne dumper truck into a supermarket.

It caused significant damage to the Co-op in Lauder Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

The Benford Swivel Dumper had been reported stolen from Hayfield industrial estate before the incident at the Co-op at 2.40am on Monday.

The shop is expected to remain closed until the full extent of the damage is assessed.

Thief uses six-tonne dumper truck to smash into supermarket

Detective Graeme Dursley said: "The premises will remain closed while we conduct our investigations at the scene and a full assessment of the damage to the building will need to be carried out.

"I'd urge anyone who may have been in the area of Hayfield industrial estate or Lauder Road in the early hours of the morning to get in touch.

"If you saw any suspicious behaviour or may have witnessed the truck travelling between these two locations, then please come forward."

A Co-op spokeswoman said: "There was an attempted theft at our Lauder road store in Kirkcaldy in the early hours of this morning.

"Extensive damage was caused to the store and it is too early to say when it will reopen.

"CCTV coverage has been shared with police, who are investigating, and we would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

"We apologise to the community for the inconvenience caused during the store's temporary closure and would encourage customers to use our nearby store on Bennochy road."

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