Appeal after Plymouth robbery

Police investigating a robbery in Plymouth have appealed for information.

The incident happened between 12.50pm and 1pm on Thursday 18 April in the rear service lane of Alexandra Place, at the junction of Alexandra Road and Wolseley Road, by Jon Jon Auto Repairs.

A 45-year-old man was robbed of cash by two males, who forcibly removed his wallet from his jeans pocket.

One of the suspects is described as a black male, aged between 20 and 35, and wearing dark clothing. The other suspect is described as a white male, of similar age, wearing a distinctive red top.

Both males made off in the direction of North Prospect.

The victim received minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information, is urged to contact police on 101, or via email at [email protected], quoting crime reference number CR/033965/19.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111 or at

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Witnesses and dash-cam footage sought after incident on A39, North Devon

Police investigating an incident on the A39 in North Devon on Easter Monday [22 April] are appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage.

Officers are seeking information following a pair of collisions between the same two vehicles – a white Mitsubishi truck and a silver Mini Cooper – at around 11.10am.

The first collision occurred in the two lanes just off the Roundswell roundabout, heading towards Lake roundabout.

The second collision took place less than half a mile away on the lane leading off the A39 at Lake roundabout, heading towards Sticklepath junction and Barnstaple.

There was heavy bank holiday traffic at the time and police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or has dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101, or via email at [email protected], quoting log number 323 of 22/04/2019.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Items located during warrant, Paignton

Police are seeking the public’s help to trace the rightful owner(s) of a number of power tools recovered in South Devon.

The suspected stolen items were located during a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at a property in Paignton on Friday 1 March.

The items include a mountain bike, a screwdriver set, a tool bag and a tool box containing an electric drill.

A Police spokesperson said: “We believe these items pictured may have been stolen and we need the public’s help in identifying their rightful owner(s).

“A number of other items were also recovered and remain with police. Further details of some items may need to be provided to police in order for the property to be returned to the owner.”

“If the power tools are yours or you know who they belong to, please get in touch.”

Anyone who recognises the items is asked to call police on 101, or email [email protected], quoting reference CR/018669/19.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

East Devon and Exeter: do you recognise this ring?

Police want to reunite this ring with its rightful owner after the item was recovered during a burglary investigation in the Honiton area.

The ring and box are very distinctive and officers believe it could belong to someone in the East Devon, Exeter and Exmouth areas.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Constable 6346 Matthew Burnell at Honiton CID by calling 101 or by email at [email protected], quoting crime reference CR/28478/19.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Serious Assault St Austell

At 23:15 hours on Sunday 21st April an incident occurred on Holmbush Arch road, St Austell. A young man was threatened and property stolen, within a few minutes the same offenders are believed to have been involved in another violent incident where two young males have been stabbed. One has received treatment for his injuries and the other is currently in hospital receiving ongoing treatment.

Police believe that the two suspects in this incident were using a motorbike without identification plates and we are seeking information about that motorbike and its passengers. Anyone with information can contact the police on 101 and quote log 1093 21/04/2019 or alternately give information anonymously via crime stoppers.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Missing Person Torquay

Police are concerned for the welfare of Mohammed Akbar Ali, aged 31, who went missing from the Torquay area in Devon on Saturday 20th April.

He is described as an asian male, 5ft 7ins tall, short black hair with shaved sides and has tattoos on his wrists, arms and neck. He was last seen wearing a blue T shirt, tan coloured jeans and white trainers.

Anyone who sees Mohammed, or knows of his whereabouts, is asked to contact police on 999 quoting log 081 of 20 April.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Fatal Road Traffic Collision Exeter

At 2149 hrs on Saturday 20th April police were informed of a two vehicle road traffic collision on Alphin Brook Road, Exeter involving a car and motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was sadly declared deceased at the scene.

Specialist officers from the Devon and Cornwall’s Alliance Roads Policing Team attended along with a Forensic Colllision Investigator and Scene of Crime Officer.

A full investigation of the scene took place and officers are working to establish the cause of this collision.

Police thank the public for their patience while they investigated the scene. Police are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to telephone 101 quoting Log 1112 20/04/19.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Dog bites tourist in Newquay

Police responded to a report of a disorder in Island crescent, Newquay, at 7.14 pm 20 April 2019. During the incident a female who was visiting the town was bitten by a dog. The dog owners subsequently assaulted a PCSO and a Police Officer who were called to the scene.

The female visitor was described as walking wounded and was taken to Treliske Hospital to be treated for dog bite injuries.

A 28 year old male and a 23 year old female from Newquay have both been arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, affray and assaulting emergency workers; they remain in police custody at the time of writing. Any witnesses should call 101 quoting log number 920 200619.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Disorder in St Austell

Police responded to reports of a disorder at Landreath Place, St Blazey, at 5.30pm on 20/4/2019. It was reported that a male with a large knife was damaging a car and assaulting a male. Shortly after police arrival, a black Mercedes made off from the police on the A390 at St Blazey. This vehicle was later seen and stopped on the A391 Bugle by armed officers, however the offender has not yet been located and arrested. The victim in this case has minor injuries, however his vehicle is also damaged. Armed police conducted a number of address checks and continue to look for the offender. The offender has not yet been named by the police for operational reasons and the enquiry continues. Any witnesses or anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the offender should call 101, quoting log 800 210419.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Serious collision Exmouth

At approximately 1626 hrs hours on Saturday 20th April 2019, ambulance notified Police of a Road traffic collision that had occurred on the road access lane into Phear Park, Exmouth. The reported collision involved a pedal cycle and rider. The road was closed for a period of time to allow for scene examination and investigation. As a result of this incident a 77 year old male casualty was flown to Derriford hospital with life threatening injuries. The incident involved a Rayleigh ‘Solitaire’ pedal cycle which had been travelling downhill toward the main entry/ exit gates leading onto the main road.

The Roads Policing Team and Serious Collision Investigations team are appealing for witnesses who may be able to add some information to this investigation to come forward, quoting log number DCP-20190420-0711. Police are particularly keen to hear from the driver and/or occupants of a white coloured Peugeot convertible seen at the location, who may provide vital evidence as to what took place.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News