Police in Totnes are asking for help after an elderly man was robbed near a cash machine on The Plains.

At around 9.40am on Tuesday, June 17 the elderly victim was standing counting around £100 when he was approached by an unknown man who took the money from the victim’s hands and ran off towards the Old Bridge.

The offender is described as a black man, aged 18 to 20 years, wearing jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting crime reference CR/082194/14.

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