Police in north Devon have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a knifepoint robbery in South Molton.

An 18-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint in Lloyds TSB in East Street, South Molton at around 8.52pm on Friday 17 January.

The victim was standing in the foyer of the bank about to withdraw cash from the cash machine when an unknown man approached her.

He was holding a knife and demanded that she withdrew £100. She complied with his demands and drew out the cash and gave it to him. He asked her to wait in the foyer for two minutes before leaving and he then made off.

The man is described as white, in his early 20s, 6ft tall, scrawny build with dark brown hair, dark eyes and dark eyebrows.

He was wearing a black raincoat with the hood up. The coat has a distinctive thin white strip which runs horizontally across the top of the shoulders. He was also wearing a black scarf that covered his nose and mouth, with a thin red line running horizontally across it.

The knife is described as a black plastic-handled kitchen knife with a 6inch blade, which was serrated all the way down with a straight flat back.

DC Daryl Marvelly, Barnstaple CID, said: “Although the victim was unharmed, she was clearly shaken up by this distressing incident.

“We would like to speak to anyone who may know the man shown in the images or may have witnessed the incident.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting crime CS/14/26, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.