An attempt was made to steal an ATM in the early hours of Friday morning in Paphos.

According to police, an alarm connected to a private security company sounded in a restaurant in Kato Paphos.

When a company employee attended the scene, he found that the ATM that was usually on a footpath outside the restaurant was lying by the side of the road. The would-be thieves were not successful in breaking into the ATM, but the outside of the machine was damaged.

The scene was cordoned off and a police investigation is underway. Police are looking for witnesses and CCTV footage.