A WOMAN confronted a man who stole her money from an ATM – but he looked at her "blankly" and continued using the machine, police say.

Officers are calling for information after the incident, which happened at a cashpoint outside Asda in St Paul's Road, Bournemouth at 12.35pm on Sunday, October 13.

The victim, who is in her 50s, withdrew £100 from the machine. She took her receipt but forgot to collect the cash.

Police say a man then went to the ATM and took the money. He was still there when the victim returned seconds later.

She told him she had left the money in the machine and asked if he had seen the cash or anyone taking it.

The man looked at her "blankly" and carried on using the machine, police say.

It was only on viewing the CCTV from the store that she realised the man had taken the money.

PC Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “The victim has been left very upset by this incident due to the amount of money involved and believes the man knew what he was doing."

An image of a man police believe may have information has now been issued.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190162031.