Police appeal for witnesses following Teignmouth incident

(Last Updated On: July 31, 2016)

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 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference CR/050979/16.

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