A man with learning difficulties was left with facial injuries after an alleged attack in Kirkcaldy.
Paul Smith, described by his family as a gentle giant, was allegedly set upon in Kirkcaldy on Friday evening.
A 31-year-old man has since been arrested and is set to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Monday.
Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident, which is believed to have happened in a lane off Fair Isle Road in the town’s Templehall area between 9.15pm and 10pm, to contact them by calling 101.
Paul’s sister Viv Fortune, 49, said: “Paul’s a gentle giant and is a well known character. He has learning issues and is quite a vulnerable adult.
“He struggles with communication. He needs support, he can’t live alone.
“People usually look out for him, and it’s been quite a shock in that respect that this has happened on his doorstep.”
Paul was not taken to hospital, but was treated for facial injuries by paramedics.
Viv said despite his ordeal he was “bearing up remarkably well”.
She added: “Things like this shouldn’t happen on your doorstep.
“It happened round the back of an old folks’ home and it could have been anybody walking down there.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a 53-year-old man who was robbed in Kirkcaldy on Friday, October 23.
“The incident is believed to have happened in the Fair Isle Road and Lismore Lane area between 9.15pm and 10pm.
“The ambulance service attended and the victim was treated for facial injuries. It’s believed his wallet was stolen.
“Anyone with information about this incident should contact us on 101 quoting incident number 3750 of October 23, 2020.”