Police hunt after knifepoint robbery at newsagent in Bettws, Newport

South Wales Argus: CAUGHT ON CAMERA: CCTV footage from the Bettws newsagent of the robber this morning CAUGHT ON CAMERA: CCTV footage from the Bettws newsagent of the robber this morning

POLICE launched a manhunt after a newsagent in the Bettws area of Newport was robbed at knifepoint this morning.

Gwent Police say a man entered Martin's Newsagents in Bettws Shopping Centre at around 6.10am this morning and approached the shop assistant.

The man removed a knife from a carrier bag and threatened the shopkeeper, demanding money from inside the till.

He left the store with a quantity of cash and tobacco.

The man is white, in his late twenties to early thirties, 5ft 8ins, and of medium build.

He spoke with a local Newport accent and was wearing a black puffa jacket with a light grey hooded top underneath. The hood was pulled tightly around his face so the victim could only see his eyes.

He was also wearing dark coloured trousers, black boots and white gloves.

The man was carrying a white & green Asda bag for life.

Anyone with information, or who witnessed anything suspicious, should call Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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5:12pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Mr Bump. says...

You wouldn't think there was a police station just a few doors away.
You wouldn't think there was a police station just a few doors away. Mr Bump.

9:22pm Tue 27 Nov 12

WeBee says...

Hmmm I was just reading a news article in the Argus about a gypsy camp set up in Bettws.
Hmmm I was just reading a news article in the Argus about a gypsy camp set up in Bettws. WeBee

10:23pm Tue 27 Nov 12

newport2012girl says...

WeBee wrote:
Hmmm I was just reading a news article in the Argus about a gypsy camp set up in Bettws.
theres always someone who blames it on the gypsies , but some how I don't think robbing a news agent is on the travellers to do list , it was most probably a local druggy in need of money for his daily fix
[quote][p][bold]WeBee[/bold] wrote: Hmmm I was just reading a news article in the Argus about a gypsy camp set up in Bettws.[/p][/quote]theres always someone who blames it on the gypsies , but some how I don't think robbing a news agent is on the travellers to do list , it was most probably a local druggy in need of money for his daily fix newport2012girl

8:36am Wed 28 Nov 12

bobjones2011 says...

Plus it states he spoke in that dreadful local accent. Scumbag, hope they catch him, although this is unlikely as he looks like just one of many clone-type beings you see around Newport these days...
Plus it states he spoke in that dreadful local accent. Scumbag, hope they catch him, although this is unlikely as he looks like just one of many clone-type beings you see around Newport these days... bobjones2011

9:49am Wed 28 Nov 12

arjwain says...

so were looking for some one that smokes . also resembles the elephant man .shops at Asda . or his mummy does .
yea good luck .
so were looking for some one that smokes . also resembles the elephant man .shops at Asda . or his mummy does . yea good luck . arjwain

7:29pm Wed 28 Nov 12

rover100rich says...

hes probably reading this thinking hes some kind of billy the kid , but what a real thicko to threaten with a weapon for a few quid and some smokes,retard
hes probably reading this thinking hes some kind of billy the kid , but what a real thicko to threaten with a weapon for a few quid and some smokes,retard rover100rich

8:19am Thu 29 Nov 12

monkeyboy70 says...

I lived on bettws for nearly 40 years so i know the place well. The place is a hell hole full of drugies, alcoholics and teenage thugs who who got nothing better to do than hang around and create havoc. This robbery is typical of bettws. They should build a fence around the place to keep them in.
I lived on bettws for nearly 40 years so i know the place well. The place is a hell hole full of drugies, alcoholics and teenage thugs who who got nothing better to do than hang around and create havoc. This robbery is typical of bettws. They should build a fence around the place to keep them in. monkeyboy70

9:25am Thu 29 Nov 12

bobjones2011 says...

monkeyboy70 - Could just extend that plan to the entire of Newport nowadays.
monkeyboy70 - Could just extend that plan to the entire of Newport nowadays. bobjones2011

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