A woman was hurt when a thief sneaked into a home in Kirkcaldy in the early hours of the morning.
The 44-year-old victim was assaulted and sustained minor injuries during the incident in the town’s Mitchell Street on Saturday.
The man made off with a small sum of money and alcohol towards Alexandra Street.
Police appealed for anyone, particularly taxi drivers, who may have been seen the culprit around the time of the incident at 2.40am to get in touch.
They also warned householders to ensure doors were kept locked.
Detective Chief Inspector Scott Cunningham said: “The victim sustained minor injuries as a result but is very shaken by the incident.
“We are appealing for any witnesses including taxi drivers who were in the area at that time after a night out who may have seen anyone matching the description to contact us.
“We would also like to remind people to ensure their front doors are locked and secure at all times.”
The thief was described as white, in his mid to late 20s, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in tall, slim and unshaven.
He had a local accent and was wearing a dark top with the hood up, stonewashed jeans and black books. The top had white writing on one sleeve.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 557 of April 28.