CRIMESTOPPERS has offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information relating to a "despicable" robbery of a 76-year-old woman in her home.

The incident occurred on Friday, May 4, at around 11pm on Lundin Road, Crossford, Fife, where the elderly victim was confronted by a man who threatened and restrained her before leaving the property.

Last month, Police Scotland released CCTV footage of a man who they believe could help them with their enquiries.

He is described as 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build with short light hair and spoke with an accent that was possibly Eastern European, and may drive a dark Vauxhall Mokka.

He is believed to have links to the Clackmannanshire area.

Crimestoppers charity is now offering the reward of up to £5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this attack.

Angela Parker, Scotland National Manager for the charity Crimestoppers, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and what she went through is something I cannot even begin to imagine.

“The man responsible is clearly someone who does not care who he hurts, how much suffering he inflicts, regardless of whether that person is vulnerable or not.

“Our charity guarantees that everyone who contacts us stays 100 per cent anonymously. Always.

"We’ve kept that promise for our-30 year history. No-one will know you contacted us and it could be your information that makes the difference so please contact us and be an ambassador for your community.”

At the first public appeal, issued in May, DI McEwan described the incident as a "despicable robbery of an elderly woman, which left her very shaken and distressed".

She added: "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 any information on this robbery, can contact Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable Anonymous Online Form at