Police are investigating a raid on a cash machine in Kirkcaldy.
The alarm was raised shortly after 4am on Thursday and officers descended on the scene in Pentland Place.
Most of the ATM was missing from the wall outside Treble Twenty Taxis office as detectives continued examinations later on Thursday morning.
It was yet to be established whether any money was stolen.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Fife were called to a business premise on Pentland Place, Kirkcaldy, at around 4.10am on Thursday, September 14, following reports of damage to an ATM.
“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Kirkcaldy CID on 101, quoting incident reference 0374 of September 14.”
The ATM is on a row of businesses premises, including a grocer’s shop and beauty salon, in a residential street.
The area around it has been taped off by police.
A neighbour said: “I saw the police at about 7.30am and thought the shop had been robbed.
“People said the cash machine alarm had been going off.”
Another neighbour said: “This is a quiet street, we’ve never had things like this happen.”