Police have appealed for witnesses following an incident in Teignmouth on Monday (25 July)
Shortly before 8pm a woman, who was walking alone in the Bitton Avenue area, was approached from behind by a man who attempted to steal her handbag, knocking her to the floor in the process.
Following a short struggle, the suspect made off empty handed, in the direction of Park Hill.
The woman, age 17, suffered a slight shoulder injury.
The suspect is described as over 5’6”, wearing a black hooded top and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting reference CR/050979/16.