Suspected robbery in Paignton - armed police on scene
Armed police swooped in the St. Michaels are of Paignton after a reported armed robbery on the local Post Office.
Police armed with weapons, shields and battering rams flooded the area as the police helicopter hovered above.
The alarm was raised after a panic alarm was triggered at the Post Office by a female member of staff.
Police say a man wearing jeans and a dark top with a jacket fled empty handed.
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A man gave chase but the suspect was lost toward St Michael's Road.
>Armed police arrived at the scene to help with the search
. It was not immediately clear if the suspect was armed. Dog handlers were also used in the search.
St Michael's Road and York Road were closed in the search, and officers extended the search for the man into Paignton town centre.
Anyone who sees a man matching the description is asked to dial 999.
More to follow on this story as it breaks.