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CCTV released of attempted robbery with iron bar

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a shop in Plymouth.

This CCTV from just after 7am on Monday 1 February shows the Co-op in Poole Park Road.

The offender entered wielding an iron bar and forced the staff to the rear of the store whilst demanding money and to be shown the safe.

The staff members were very courageous and managed to usher the offender out of the store without injury.

– Devon & Cornwall Police

A potential witness dressed in a two tone blue top can clearly be seen in the CCTV footage and police are seeking to identify him as he may have vital information.


  • male
  • around 6ft tall
  • medium build
  • dressed in dark clothing - dark coat with leather jacket, hoody and balaclava
  • carrying a yellow plastic carrier bag

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference CR/6736/16.

Or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online.

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