A thief has stolen a post bag containing letters and parcels for more than 35 homes.
Police say the Post Office mail bag was stolen from a garage in Lamb Park near Station Road in Ilfracombe around 11.30am yesterday.
It contained post due to be delivered to Lamb Park, Richmond Avenue and the surrounding area.
PC Mike Walker said: "A witness has come forward with a description of a man we'd like to speak to in connection with this crime.
"He is white, around 5' 10" tall with close cropped dark hair.
"He was wearing a black bomber jacket, jeans and white
trainers and is thought to be in his mid-thirties.
"We would urge people in the area to check their back
gardens for a red Post Office bag or any discarded mail which may have been thrown away."
The Post Office is sending out letters to households which have been affected.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 quoting crime reference number CI/13/169.