Police are appealing for witnesses after two men attempted to rob a shop in High Street, Dysart, on Wednesday night.
Local area commander, Chief Inspector Derek McEwan, said: “About 7.00 p.m. last night two men dressed in dark clothing, one wearing dark overalls and both with their faces covered, burst into the shop at 46 High Street, Dysart. They were carrying knives and demanded money from the shopkeeper.
“Thanks to his alertness and calm response, the would-be robbers left empty handed and no-one was injured.
“Police, immediately attended and investigating officers quickly established significant leads resulting in several people being currently detained and positive lines of enquiry being followed.
“I would appeal to anyone who was in the Dysart area around 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday night, and may have seen men dressed in dark clothing acting suspiciously, to contact Police Scotland on 101.
“Although the victim of this attack was threatened in the most serious manner, I can assure that this type of incident is not commonplace.
“When it does happen, however, the full capabilities of Police Scotland will be used to arrest those responsible and take them of our streets.
“There will be a high visibility police presence in the Dysart area for the rest of Thursday to reassure the local community.”