A knife-wielding thief robbed a woman in a Kirkcaldy street on Thursday evening.
The incident happened at around 5pm when the woman was approached near the Asda car park at Carberry Place.
The man brandished the weapon and demanded the woman’s purse before making off past the car showrooms on Caxton Place, before crossing Dunnikier Way in the direction of Gallatown Park.
The suspect is described as possibly in his 20’s, 5ft 8in tall, slim-built and wearing a dark grey hooded top with the hood up. He also had tracksuit bottoms on with a white strip down the side and was wearing white trainers.
Officers are now asking anyone who was in the area or who had information that can assist them with their enquiries to get in touch.
Detective Inspector Graeme Dursley of Kirkcaldy CID said: “Thankfully the woman was not hurt but she was obviously distressed by this robbery.
“We’re keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and who may have information that can assist us in tracing the individual described.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.