POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a knife-wielding burglar struck at a house in chudleigh.
The incident happened at a property in Moor View at around 6pm, where the suspect is believed to have been in possession of a knife with an eight inch blade.
Police say the suspect is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, 5ft 10 and of slight build. He was wearing a dark hoodie with the hood up, dark jeans and white shoes.
A 'bum bag', wallet and a small amount of cash were taken.
The investigating officer said: “Although this is a distressing crime, it is relatively rare.
"We understand there may have been witnesses so if you saw anything that may help us with our inquiries please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Hoskin-Cole on 101 quoting JC/13/51 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.