Masked men, armed with axe, try to rob Devon jewellers

Two robbers, one armed with an axe, fled empty-handed after confronting staff in a Devon jewellers.

The incident happened at about 1100 BST when two men, dressed in black and with scarves over their faces, entered a shop in Mill Street, Bideford.

A local man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Police patrols have been stepped up in the area. Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about the attempted robbery to contact them.

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