Reports of attempted robbery in Newton Abbot

(Last Updated On: February 20, 2014)

There were reports of an attempted robbery earlier this evening (19/02) in Newton Abbot.

The incident happened at Sherborne Road car park. A man in his 70s was parking his car when the offender got in and demanded money. He left empty handed.

The car park was cordoned off by police at approximately 5.30pm.

A 40 year old local man was later arrested.

Witnesses say that the male driver was taken by ambulance to Torbay hospital, having suffered what they believe to be a heart attack.

Update to follow.

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