Two men have been arrested in connection with attempted armed robberies at Glenrothes newsagents on January 2.
The incidents happened less than 30 minutes apart on Tuesday evening at branches of RS McColl in North Street and Parbroath Road.
Police have confirmed that following extensive enquiries two men, aged 18 and 20, have now been arrested and are in police custody.
A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
Thanking the people of Glenrothes for their help during the investigation, Detective Inspector Chris Mill appealed for information from the public.
“We know that following the incident in North Street the two men ran into Glenrothes town park and we believe that certain items may have been discarded in that area.
“Clothing, a carrier bag and knives are still being sought,” he said.
He urged anyone in that area who may come across anything which seemed out of place to contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote the reference number 2924 of 2 January.