Cops probe break-ins at two Dundee community centres this week

Lynch Sports Centre (stock image)

Police Scotland has appealed for information after break-ins at two community facilities this week.

The crimes happened in the Menzieshill area of Dundee.

The first break-in was at Lynch Sports Centre, in South Road, and took place at around 1.50am on Monday.

A fire door was forced open to gain entry.

The Menzieshill Community Centre, in Orleans Place, was broken into at around 12.30am on Wednesday.

Windows were smashed in an attempt to gain entry. Nothing was taken from the community centre.

It is thought that as security alarms were activated in both locations, the perpetrators might have been disturbed before anything could be taken.

Although the incidents happened on different nights, police have said they cannot rule out the possibility that the incidents may be linked.

Anyone who has any information that could assist police with their inquiries should call 101, or speak to any officer.

Information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

The incident references are CR/1228/18 (Lynch) and CR/1297/18 (MCC).

A spokesman for Dundee City Council said it would not be appropriate to comment on the crimes.

A Leisure and Culture Dundee spokesman said: “It would be inappropriate for us to comment, as this is now a police matter.”