A woman was left badly shaken after being the victim of a handbag snatch in a Kirkcaldy street on Sunday morning, police have revealed.
The incident happened at around 9.45am in the town’s Westwood Avenue when the 49-year-old victim was approached by a man said to be in his 30s.
The man tried to grab her handbag initially, sparking a struggle between the pair, and the suspect was eventually able to make off from the area with her bag.
The woman was thankfully uninjured and telephoned the police.
Officers investigating the theft say the man is described as white and is between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build.
He also had short brown hair and was wearing a dark duffle coat style jacket with the hood up and jeans.
Detective Sergeant Craig Fraser, from Kirkcaldy CID, said: “While the victim wasn’t injured during the struggle, she was obviously very upset at the theft of her handbag and we’re asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police immediately.
“We would also urge any one who recognises the description of the suspect, or who has any further information relating to this inquiry, to get in touch.”
Those with information can contact Kirkcaldy CID via 101 and quote incident 1972 of August 27.
Alternatively, an anonymous report can also be made through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.