Thief attacks woman in Fife break-in

29 April 2018, 06:31 | Updated: 29 April 2018, 06:32

Police Scotland

A woman has been attacked by a thief who broke into her house in the middle of the night.

Police said the 44-year-old victim suffered minor injuries in the incident in Mitchell Street, Kirkcaldy, at around 2.40am on Saturday.

A man entered her house and stole a small amount of money and some alcohol during the assault.

Described as white, in his mid to late 20s, around 5ft 8in with a slim build and a local accent, he was seen walking towards Alexandra Street after the incident.

He was wearing jeans, black boots and a dark hooded top which was pulled up over his head, with white writing on one of the sleeves.

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 this description to contact us.

"We would also like to remind people to ensure their front doors are locked and secure at all times."