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Attempted armed robbery in Tiverton

Police look for witnesses

Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating reports of an attempted armed robbery in Tiverton.

It's said to have happened at the Murco Garage on Blundells Road at around 9pm on Saturday (16th February).

Detective Sergeant Simon Andrews, said: “It was reported that a male offender approached the victim from behind whilst he was locking up the garage. The offender was believed to be in possession of a firearm and had his face covered with a Guy Fawkes mask.

“An altercation subsequently took place on the forecourt before the offender left on foot in the direction of Heathcote Way. Thankfully the victim was uninjured during the incident and the offender fled the scene empty handed.

“The offender is described as a white male of medium build and around 5ft 7ins tall. He had short dark hair, with a receding hairline and a bald patch. He was wearing blue jeans, white trainers and a distinctive light blue hooded top that had white cords. He also had what appeared to be black electrical tape wrapped around his left arm.

“We would appeal for any witnesses and anyone with any information to contact police.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting CR/014800/19.

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