Police investigating an armed robbery at a jewellers’ shop in Paignton are appealing for information.
At around 4.45pm on Tuesday 22 April, three people entered the House of Diamonds, Torquay Road, dressed in hooded tops and overalls. They were allegedly armed with a baseball bat and a knife.
Witnesses managed to detain one of the offenders whilst another two made off and got into a waiting car. The white Peugeot was recovered a short distance away with the two other suspects making off on foot.
Police are urging householders to be on their guard following incidents of a phone fraud where unsuspecting victims are duped by people posing as police.
In the latest incident on Tuesday, an elderly man from Paignton was duped out of £12,000 by someone posing as a police officer from the Metropolitan Police who claimed that someone had been arrested in possession of his bank cards.
This follows another incident in North Devon in March when a Bideford couple were duped out of more than £30,000 by people posing as police.
Devon and Cornwall Police are looking to locate a Paignton man named Colin Gendall who has not been seen since Sunday 30th March 2014.
Friends of Colin have reported him missing and are keen to check on his welfare. Colin Gendall is a 53 year old male described as a white male of heavy build with short grey hair and a beard. He has panther type tattoos on both forearms.
Please pass any information you may have regarding Colin through non emergency telephone number 101 quoting log number 446 of 31/03/2014.
There’s increasing interest in the fate of a life-sized gorilla painted to look like Agatha Christie's famous detective, Hercule Poirot.
He is one of the star lots in a grand charity auction that takes place on Wednesday 6 November.
Poirot was created as part of The Great Gorillas Project, marking Paignton Zoo’s 90th birthday. Paignton Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “The question now is not so much “Whodunnit?” as “Whowillbuyit?”
Leading financial claims management company, Exeter-based EMCAS, is this week marking ten years since the Devon-based business first opened its doors for business. Since this date it has helped over 530,000 customers reclaim more than £400 million in compensation. Today the business is spearheading a series of campaigns to not only raise awareness among consumers of their rights, but to bring pressure on the financial institutions to clean up their acts and pay back consumers what is rightfully theirs.
Police were called to a road traffic collision which occurred just prior 2am this morning (Sunday 4 August) on Kings Ash Road in Paignton. The collision occurred between a small hatchback car and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist, a 19-year-old man from Buckfast, was treated by paramedics who attended the scene and medical staff at Torbay hospital but tragically died later this morning.
Police have released a new CCTV image showing the last known sighting of Magdalena Krawiec, the missing 20-year-old Polish woman.
The picture shows a woman walking along Marine Drive near the Redcliffe Hotel in Paignton in the direction of Torquay on Monday 13 May at 8.17pm (it was previously reported that the last sighting had been on Tuesday 14 May). The woman in the photo has been confirmed as being Magdalena.
Police are appealing for any information or sightings of Magdalena after 8.17pm on Monday 13 May.
Devon and Cornwall Police are growing more concerned for the safety of Magdalena Krawiec (pronounced Crab-ic), a 20-year-old Polish woman missing from Paignton and are renewing their appeal to the public to help trace her.
Magdalena was last seen on CCTV leaving the place she was staying in Paignton at 8pm on Tuesday 14 May 2013.
Police and family members are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare after she didn’t turn up for work.
Update 30 April: Found: Katherine Hooper has been found safe and well, says Devon and Cornwall Police. She was located in the Paignton area by a member of the public, who alerted police to her location. She was taken to hospital for a full check up. Devon & Cornwall Police thanks everyone for their interest.