THE police helicopter was deployed today to help in the search for a man seen acting suspiciously on the railway track in Paignton.
A call was received from a member of the public at about 11.30am.
Police have contained the area while the search continues.
Police later confirmed they were looking for a man in connection with a shoplifting offence at Sports Direct in Victoria Street at about 11.25am.
A green Karrimor jacket worth £50 was stolen.
Police would like to find a man who was wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt and a flat cap.