Attempted Robbery - Black Ash Park, Newport

We are appealing for information following reports of an attempted robbery in the lane that links Corporation Road to Black Ash Park in Newport.

At approximately 10.50am on Tuesday, 7th May 2019, a member of the public was approached by an unknown male as he stood next to his car in the lane adjacent to the B&Q Store. 

The suspect allegedly demanded his car keys before producing a 4-inch knife. The victim managed to escape in his vehicle without injury. 

The suspect is described as a mixed race male, approximately 5ft 10in tall, and of medium build. He was wearing a black padded puffer jacket with a hood up, grey jogging bottoms, white or cream trainers, and his face was partly covered by a black ski mask.

Following the attempted robbery, he made off on a bicycle along Corporation Road in the direction of the Lysaght Institute. 

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen anything suspicious at the time, can contact Gwent Police on 101, quoting log 158 of 7/5/19. You can also direct message us on Facebook and Twitter, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.