Appeal following attempted armed robbery in kirkcaldy

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Detectives are appealing for the help of the public following an attempted robbery at a shop in Kirkcaldy that took place at the weekend.

At around 3.20pm on Saturday, 14 December, 2019 a man entered the Best One shop in Forth Avenue and threatened the shopkeeper with a knife. The man was challenged by the shopkeeper and fled empty handed. He was last seen running towards Strathkinnes Road, Kirkcaldy.

Detective Inspector Scott Davidson from Kirkcaldy CID said: “This was a horrific attempt to rob this shop and while the shopkeeper was not injured, the consequences could have had a much more serious outcome.

“It is important that we catch the man responsible for this crime. He is described as being white, about 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, and was wearing a grey coloured hooded top with white drawstrings, stonewash blue jeans and light coloured training shoes.

“I would ask anyone who may have been in the area of Forth Avenue on Saturday afternoon to call us if they saw this man, or saw anything which might have seemed suspicious. We are currently carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area and are reviewing CCTV footage.

“I would also ask anyone who may have been along Forth Avenue in a vehicle which has a dash-cam fitted and recording to call us as we would be interested in reviewing any images which the unit may have captured. Callers can call us at Kirkcaldy on the 101 number, and should quote the reference number 2300 of 14th December 2019.