A 76-year-old woman was approached by a man with a knife

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We are issuing a fresh appeal for information following a robbery in Crossford last week.

The incident happened around 11pm on Friday 4th May on Lundin Road.

A 76-year-old woman was approached by a man with a knife outside her home, who forced her back into the property and then stole a number of personal items, including jewellery and a number of cameras.

He is described as being 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build, short fair to medium-coloured hair and spoke with a foreign accent.

Anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan from Dunfermline CID said: “This is a despicable robbery of an elderly woman, which left her very shaken and distressed.

“Anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around Lundin Road on Friday evening or in the days beforehand should contact police immediately,

“I believe the suspect may be from the West Fife area or has connections to the area and would ask members of the public who recognise the description of the suspect or has any information regarding this crime to contact police.

“We would also ask members of the public who are approached by a male matching the description of the suspect, who attempts to sell on jewellery or cameras, not to purchase these goods and report the matter to us.”

Those with information can contact Dunfermline CID via 101 and quote incident number 99 of the 5th May. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.