Appeal for help tracing man who broke into car and assaulted woman in Kirkcaldy

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Police are appealing for witnesses to help trace a man who broke into a car and then assaulted a woman near Kirkcaldy town centre.

At around 7.00 p.m yesterday (Tuesday) a 27-year-old female was within a property in the town’s Victoria Road near to the Priory Park Health and Fitness Centre, when she heard the sound of smashing glass coming from outside.

When she went to investigate she saw a man breaking into her vehicle.

She immediately challenged him and a struggle ensued resulting in the woman suffering minor injuries.

The man then made off on foot in northerly direction towards St Clair Street.

When the woman returned to her vehicle she discovered that her purse had been stolen from the car.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who can help them trace the suspect as quickly as possible.

He is described as being a white male in his 30s, with a skinny build and short dark hair.

He was wearing a grey hooded top, dark coloured trousers and carried a green/tan coloured rucksack on his back. He was also believed to be carrying a golf club and a tennis racket.

Inspector Paul Dick said: “The victim of this attack has gone through quite an ordeal and I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Victoria Road at around 7.00 p.m on Tuesday and who remembers seeing anything unusual to please get in touch with police on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“At this time it was still daylight and it is known that a number of vehicles drove past the area. It may also be possible that the male was loitering nearby prior to 7.00 p.m so we would also like to hear from people who saw someone matching the man’s description.

“I would like to reassure the public that incidents like this are very rare however police patrols will take place in the area and enquires are being carried out by local officers into this matter.”