A MAN who threatened staff at a North Devon bakery with a suspected gun is being sought by police.

The incident happened in Warrens in Boutport Street, Barnstaple, around 4.30pm on Wednesday.

The staff member handed over an amount of cash before the offender made off from the store.

Police are looking for a suspect described as white, aged 25 to 40-years-old, between 5”8 – 5”11 and of stocky build.

He was wearing dark clothing and possibly a light coloured woollen hat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference CB/12/3877.