A MANHUNT is under way in Stevenston after a man reportedly had cash stolen from him by a masked robber.

A 55-year-old man was reportedly walking in the Afton Road area of the town at around 9.55pm last night (Saturday, July 30) when he was approached by a male who threatened him and a stole a sum of money from him.

According to police, the suspect is described as male, around 6ft tall and was wearing dark clothing and a balaclava.

Detective sergeant Andrew Dunlop, of North Ayrshire CID, said: "The victim was not hurt but was left shaken by this incident.

"Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace the man responsible.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, or saw anyone matching the suspect's description either before or after the incident.

"I would ask anyone with dash cam or doorbell camera devices to check their footage as it could prove to be significant in our enquiries.

"Anyone with information can call 101, quoting reference 3920 of Saturday, July 30, 2022, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."