Police in Levenmouth are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Baird Crescent, Leven which occurred on Monday evening.
About 11.30pm, three men forced their way into a house and confronted the householder before making off empty handed.
Detective Constable Mark Falconer from Police Scotland, who is leading the enquiry, said: “We are keen to trace anyone who was in the area of Baird Crescent and Rose Terrace around the time of the incident and who may have seen the men responsible.
“We are also appealing to those in the community who have knowledge of the incident to come forward.
“Fortunately the male householder was not injured in the incident but was clearly shaken by the events.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.