Man allegedly marched from High Street to Tesco at Seven Brethren and forced to withdraw cash.

TWO men are in police custody after allegedly forcing a man to withdraw money from a cash point in Barnstaple.

The victim initially handed over cash after being threatened in Barnstaple High Street at around 5.40pm yesterday (Wednesday).

He was then escorted to the Tesco Extra at Seven Brethren where he was forced to withdraw a further £40.

Two men, both from Barnstaple aged 33 and 41, were arrested on suspicion of robbery by the River Taw at the rear of Rock Park shortly afterwards.

They are set to be quizzed at Barnstaple Police Station later today.

Anyone who witnessed any of the incident, particularly at Tesco Extra, is asked to contact Police on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference CB/13/2953.