Fears voiced that more pubs could go to the wall in current climate.
Thieves raided a Tayport pub just hours after bosses shut down the premises for good.
Manager Sarah Hill announced on Facebook that The Bell Rock Tavern on Dalgleish Street would not be reopening but did not disclose the reason behind the decision.
The thieves made off with a threefigure sum of money and damaged the inside of the bar shortly after the doors were closed for the final time.
Ms Hill, who previously managed The Doghouse bar in Dundee, wrote: “It’s with a heavy heart we announce our closure.
“This already sad end was made bitter by a break-in on Sunday evening/ Monday morning.
“If you saw anything, please get in touch.”
Ms Hill took over running the pub in February last year.
She said: “We have had an incredible time and loved every second of working the bar and restaurant.
“We truly hope the pub opens again soon so we can all enjoy a drink together.”
A police spokesman said: “Police in Fife are currently investigating a report of a break-in to a pub in Tayport, which took place between 1.30am and 11am on Monday January 7.
“A three-figure sum was stolen and damage was caused to the premises.
“Anyone with information which may be relevant is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1191 of January 7 or report this anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
The closure comes just days after another popular community pub closed without warning. The Crown Inn in Monifieth, run by the family of Euromillions winner Gillian Bay ford deans, closed earlier this week.