A masked robber threatened a Fife petrol station worker before making off with a small sum of money.
Police are hunting the 6ft man who left the employee shaken after the incident in Dunfermline on Monday night.
Officers have appealed for anyone who may have seen the suspect before or after the robbery at the Gulf Petrol Station on Halbeath Road.
The man entered the station’s shop at around 7.20pm before threatening the shopkeeper and demanding money.
He then ran away with a small amount of cash and was last seen heading in the direction of the cycle path behind the petrol station.
He is described as 6ft tall, slim to average build with a black balaclava covering his face.
He was wearing a dark-coloured top and bottoms, dark gloves and dark trainers.
Police said he spoke with a local accent.
Detective Inspector Karen Muirhead of Dunfermline CID said: “Thankfully, the shopkeeper was unharmed in this incident but he has understandably been left very shaken.
“I am appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the suspect in the area before or running away after the incident.
“We believe he may have entered the petrol station from the same cycle path he ran away in the direction of.
“The station is on a busy commuter road so I am also appealing to any drivers with dash cams to check back and see if they may have caught any footage of the suspect.
“I would ask that anyone who may have information in connection with the robbery, no matter how small they think it is, to contact police on 101, quoting reference 3012 of March 9.”
Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.