Robbery in Barnstaple town centre

POLICE in North Devon are investigating a robbery at a shop in the town centre. The incident happened just before 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday when a man went into Summerland Stores in Summerland road and threatened the assistant with a large knife. He then gra

POLICE in North Devon are investigating a robbery at a shop in the town centre.

The incident happened just before 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday when a man went into Summerland Stores in Summerland road and threatened the assistant with a large knife.

He then grabbed some money from the till before running off in the direction of Buller Road.

The assistant, in his 20s, was not physically hurt during the incident.


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The man police are looking for is described as approximately 28 years of age, 6'4" to 6'5" and of average build.

He had short dark hair, a goatee type beard and a moustache.

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Anyone who has any information regarding the crime is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference CB/09/2948

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