Appeal for witnesses following Newton Abbot street robbery 

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(Last Updated On: January 24, 2017)

Police have appealed for witnesses following a street robbery in Newton Abbot.

The incident happened on Quay Road around 4pm on Friday 20 January 2017.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was approached by three men and attacked as he made his way along Quay Road from the centre of town where the road goes under the railway line.

One man hit the victim in the face as another man pinned him to the wall. A blue Motorola mobile phone and a brown leather wallet containing cash and debit cards were stolen.
The three men are described as follows; the first man was white, approximately 25-years-old, around 5ft 9ins tall, wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie. He was also wearing a hat under his hood. 

The second man was white, approximately 30-years-old, around 6ft tall, wearing blue tracksuit bottoms, dark Nike trainers, large black puffer coat with a scarf around his face.
The third suspect was white, wearing a white jumper and jeans.
Detective Constable Rich Jones said: “This was a brazen robbery and thankfully the victim was not badly hurt, though as you can imagine, it was quite a shocking experience for him as he was merely going about his business having been shopping in the town.”
Anyone with relevant information is asked to email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/004755/17.  You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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