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Suspect sought by police after an attempted armed robbery in North Devon.
At 3.35pm on Thursday 28th May officers attended a report of a robbery at Coopers Jewellers in High Street, Barnstaple.
On arrival the suspect had made off in the direction of Green Lanes.
Nothing was stolen from the shop and no employees were injured.
Police resources including a police dog unit and armed officers are at the scene actively searching for the suspect.
The suspect is believed to be short, was wearing a sandy or khaki coloured long trench coat and he may have a bald head and is believed to be in possession of a weapon.
Anyone who either witnessed the incident or saw the suspect in the area prior to the incident or making off is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference 0491 280515 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.