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Robbery, Braunton

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Police appeal to find motorist witness

Police investigating a robbery in Braunton have issued an appeal to find a passing motorist who disturbed the suspect before he fled the scene.

Officers would like speak with the witness driver and anyone else with information over the incident.

It happened at around 12.20pm on Friday 3 January in the Pixie Lane and Homer Road area. 

The victim, a man aged in his 30s, was approached by an unknown male who grabbed and searched his bag. A set of keys was taken.

The suspect is described as white male, aged around 50, with dark, shaved hair who was wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

Detective Constable Sandra Higgins-Hughes said: “Police are seeking a witness to the robbery, which occurred in the area of Pixie Lane which becomes Homer Road in Braunton. The witness is a motorist.

“If you were driving in the location on 3 January at around 12.20pm, please make contact with us.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or email, quoting crime reference CR/000847/20.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via

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