A man left empty-handed from a home in Newton Abbot after being challenged by a 94-year-old woman in the middle of the night.
She had been asleep in a chair in the lounge on 2 April and woke to find the man searching the room. He left the house in St Mary's Road without taking anything.
Police think there may be a connection to an incident on 28 March when a man was seen trying car doors and walking up drives in the area.
– Detective Constable David Piper, Newton Abbot CID
This was a brazen burglary attempted while the elderly resident was at home. She showed tremendous courage by challenging him and he has left the house without anything as a result.
The suspect is described as white, aged around 30, more than 6ft tall and of large build. He was wearing a dark tracksuit with coloured trims around the collar.
Police trying to trace a missing Devon woman say she has been found safe and well.
35-year-old Martine Blair, from Newton Abbot, was last seen in Derriford on Friday 28 February. Officers had searched for her in the Paignton area but she was found in Plymouth on Monday.
BT broadband promise
Newton Abbott will be the latest town in Devon to benefit from the arrival of superfast broadband today.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller will be watching the latest connection in the town as part of the multi-million pound programme to improve internet access across Devon and Somerset.
Last week the government announced it was providing an extra £22.75 million to help the project reach some of the area's most challenging locations.
Police say they are increasingly concerned for a Devon woman who has been missing since Friday afternoon.
Martine Blair, who is 35 and from Newton Abbot, was last seen at 3.20pm on Friday 28 February in Derriford in Plymouth.
She is believed to be in the Paignton area and officers have been searching but have not been able to trace her. She is likely to be on her own and likes to visit the beach.
South West battered by more storms
First Great Western say there will be no trains between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot until Wednesday 5 February. Major damage caused by poor weather to parts of the track.
A woman has been rescued after getting trapped knee-deep in the mud in the River Teign at Netherton, Newton Abbot. Firefighters freed the woman this afternoon just before 4pm.
Man drowns trying to save dog
A man has died after falling into a fast-flowing river in Devon whilst trying to rescue his dog.
The 46-year-old was swept away by the water in the River Lemon in Newton Abbot this morning.
Officers and paramedics carried out CPR on the man after retrieving him from the river near the Tucker Maltings site on the Brunel Industrial Estate.
An air ambulance then rushed the man to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His dog escaped from the water unharmed.
The incident near the town's Asda store, took place while the man's family were inside shopping.
Police are warning people to stay away from fast-flowing water.
Re-building the sea defences
A man has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after being rescued from a river in Cornwall.
Police, the fire service and paramedics were called to the River Lemon in Newton Abbot at around 11.15am after reports of a man in fast flowing waters near the Asda supermarket.
Police say a 12 year old girl is critically ill after being hit by a car in Newton Abbot yesterday.
She's being treated for a head injury at Bristol's Frenchay Hospital after the incident on Highweek Street yesterday afternoon.
Detectives are asking any witnesses to the collision, involving a grey/blue BMW 323i to get in touch.
Many school children also saw the accident happen.