A man was threatened by an intruder he found inside his home.
Police have launched an investigation following the break-in on Thursday (September 22).
The thief forced entry to a ground floor flat in Cupar’s Station Road and stole jewellery boxes containing a number of items, some of which were engraved.
The 61-year-old resident returned home and challenged the crook, who threatened him before making off.
Officers are now looking to track down the suspect. He is described as white, aged 20-30 years-old, 5ft 8-9ins tall, of slim build with short brown hair and glasses.
He was wearing a dark blue zipped hoodie, light grey tracksuit trousers and white trainers.
PC Kristin Bellingham of Cupar Police Station said: “We’ve been carrying out a number of enquiries locally and are now appealing for the help of the community in an effort to trace the perpetrator, as well as reunite these items with their rightful owner.
“Anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in the area at this time, recognises the description of the suspect or who may have information on the whereabouts of the stolen items is urged to get in touch.”
Those with information are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.