It happened last Thursday (7th February)
Police investigating reports of 2 robberies in Exmouth have released this CCTV image of one of them, which took place at the Central Convenience store in Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth at around 9.50pm on Thursday 7th February.
It was reported that a man entered the store in possession of a hammer and demanded money from the till. He took a quantity of cash and ran off.
Another incident was reported to police 2 days earlier at around 10pm on Tuesday 5th February. It was reported that a man entered McColls newsagents on Exeter Road in possession of a hammer. He left with bags containing food and books.
Detective Inspector Simon Davey said: “We are currently investigating two reports of armed robberies in Exmouth which have occurred on Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 February.
“The offender in both incident is reported to have had his face partially covered with a scarf and was in possession of a hammer.
“These incidents are currently believed to be linked and we’re appealing to the public to help identify the offender. He is described as a white man of medium build. He was wearing a black ski jacket, grey bottoms and a light colours baseball cap with a grey and red checked scarf.
“I’d urge anyone with information and anyone who was in the area that time and saw anything suspicious to come forward and speak to us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/011104/19 for the first incident and CR/011765/19 for the second.