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Man forced to withdraw cash from ATM at knifepoint

Police are investigating a robbery at knifepoint which took place on Cowick Street in Exeter.

It happened at around 2:30 am on Sunday 28 August. A 25-year-old man was walking down an alleyway when he was approached by an unknown man.

The offender threatened the victim with a knife and walked him to a cash point at the Tesco Metro. The victim was forced to withdraw £50. The offender then took the bank card and withdrew a further £120, after which the victim managed to retrieve his bank card and ran away.

This is a serious crime and we are appealing for anyone who has information regarding this incident to come forward.

While no one was hurt, money was taken and the victim was left understandably very shaken.

– Detective Constable Wadeley-Jones


  • white
  • 21-years-old
  • 5’ 10”
  • medium build
  • wearing a long dark blue hoody with the hood up and dark blue trousers
  • described as having a ‘baby face’
  • a local, English accent


CCTV of knifepoint robbery

Police have released CCTV footage of a robbery at a Poundstretcher store in Kingswood in which a cashier was threatened with a knife.

The incident happened at about 2.30pm on Sunday 29 December, when a man went into the store in Halls Road and selected a bar of chocolate.

He went to the counter to pay and when the cashier opened the till he demanded money. He took a quantity of cash from out of the till and left the store on a bicycle.

If you know who this man is, or have any information about the robbery, please call South Gloucestershire CID on the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.