A HUNT has been launched to trace the victim and suspect of a suspected cashpoint robbery in Alexandria.

Officers say the incident took place shortly before 11am on Thursday, October 12, in the Main Street area.

A man is believed to have approached another man who was withdrawing cash from an ATM.

Cops say an altercation then occurred, however, it is unclear if any money was nicked by the man who approached the person withdrawing cash.

During the incident, two women are also believed to have disturbed the man during it. Both left the area on foot.

Since the attempted robbery, police said they have been conducting enquiries and are eager to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident take place.

Detective Constable Craig McGarry said: “Since this incident was reported we have made efforts to trace both the apparent victim and suspect involved in this incident.

“Whether cash was stolen or not, what has been reported is a serious incident. We are keen to trace the persons involved promptly so that we can fully understand what has happened.

“I’d ask anyone with information, or the women who are believed to have seen what happened, to come forward and speak with officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police via 101 quoting incident number 1196 of October 12.

Alternatively, reports can be made to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.