Witness appeal after Newport attempted robbery
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Officers are investigating a report of an attempted robbery in Alexandra Road, Newport on Tuesday 11 May at around 5.10am.
We’re appealing for information after receiving a report of an attempted robbery in Newport on Tuesday 11 May at around 5.10am.
A man entered the Premier Stores in Alexandra Road at around 5am and attempted to buy alcohol from the shop, outside of the licensed hours.
The man reportedly threatened the shopkeeper with a screwdriver after he was informed that the item could not be purchased at that time. He then left the shop, heading in the direction of Commercial Street.
The man is described as white, around 5’ 5” tall, of slim build and aged between 20 and 22. He was wearing a blue coat at the time.
Enquiries are ongoing and officers would like this man who was in the store at the time to get in touch with us as they could have details that might assist our investigation.
Anyone with information that could help our enquiries, or has CCTV or dashcam footage, is asked to call Gwent Police on 101, quoting log reference 2100163810.
You can also send us a message via social media on Facebook and Twitter or you can report any information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.