CCTV PICTURES: Hammer-wielding robber takes cash from Newport store

South Wales Argus: (5915384) ROBBERY: A man armed with a hammer enters the Spar store (5915384) ROBBERY: A man armed with a hammer enters the Spar store

A HAMMER-wielding robber threatened staff at a Newport shop yesterday afternoon before making off with cash from the tills.

These CCTV images show the moment the man entered the Spar store in the city's Clytha Park Road, and issuing threats from behind the counter while terrified staff remonstrate with him.

The armed robbery took place at around 3pm. No one was injured and the man left having taken an amount of money from the tills.

He is described as being white and in his late forties, approximately six feet three inches tall, and of medium build.

He had scruffy, dark but greying hair. He was clean shaven and spoke with a Newport accent. The man was wearing a scruffy black hip length jacket, black baggy tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

Anyone who recognises the man or has any information about the incident is asked to ring 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting log number 287-03/05/14.

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4:09pm Sun 4 May 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

It might be an idea to enlarge the image of his face so that readers have at least a chance of recognising him!
It might be an idea to enlarge the image of his face so that readers have at least a chance of recognising him! lowandhardandinthecorner
  • Score: 46

5:42pm Sun 4 May 14

pigbag says...

Nah,it's easy,the first photo's david Cameron,and the second photo's clearly Adolf hitler.
Nah,it's easy,the first photo's david Cameron,and the second photo's clearly Adolf hitler. pigbag
  • Score: -4

6:50pm Sun 4 May 14

displayed says...

Some people cant be bothered to work, they'd rather rob, it gets them a record, some drugs, a spell inside, blacklisted by employers, so they cant get a job.
So they have to rob, vicious circle aint it.

They chose to rob.................
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Some people cant be bothered to work, they'd rather rob, it gets them a record, some drugs, a spell inside, blacklisted by employers, so they cant get a job. So they have to rob, vicious circle aint it. They chose to rob................. .................... .................... ........... displayed
  • Score: -7

7:55pm Sun 4 May 14

scraptheWAG says...

its the coalitions fault
its the coalitions fault scraptheWAG
  • Score: -16

1:09am Mon 5 May 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

pigbag wrote:
Nah,it's easy,the first photo's david Cameron,and the second photo's clearly Adolf hitler.
Naah...If he's tall and wielding a hammer it's definitely Thor in disguise;)

Seriously, I hope he's caught soon. Thank goodness no one was hurt. I hope the Spar staff forced to endure this ordeal are being well looked after by their firm, though. I wouldn't be surprised if they were really shaken up by this. Hopefully the firm provides a counselling service scheme for their employees should they need it.
[quote][p][bold]pigbag[/bold] wrote: Nah,it's easy,the first photo's david Cameron,and the second photo's clearly Adolf hitler.[/p][/quote]Naah...If he's tall and wielding a hammer it's definitely Thor in disguise;) Seriously, I hope he's caught soon. Thank goodness no one was hurt. I hope the Spar staff forced to endure this ordeal are being well looked after by their firm, though. I wouldn't be surprised if they were really shaken up by this. Hopefully the firm provides a counselling service scheme for their employees should they need it. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 8

4:14am Mon 5 May 14

El Chapo says...

He must have been doing a spot of DIY in his council flat and thought he would try his hand at armed robbery. no doubt the solicitor will have him mentally evaluated and he it will come back depressed and he will get community service and some free councilling
He must have been doing a spot of DIY in his council flat and thought he would try his hand at armed robbery. no doubt the solicitor will have him mentally evaluated and he it will come back depressed and he will get community service and some free councilling El Chapo
  • Score: 3

1:14pm Mon 5 May 14

Independentvoter says...

Is it the "Skull Cracker robber" ?
Is it the "Skull Cracker robber" ? Independentvoter
  • Score: 2

7:18am Tue 6 May 14

inkyskin says...

he's got some balls mind to do it in the middle of the day, it's quite a busy store that one and right opposite a tesco extra too.
he's got some balls mind to do it in the middle of the day, it's quite a busy store that one and right opposite a tesco extra too. inkyskin
  • Score: 0

12:31pm Tue 6 May 14

Roberta Slack says...

inkyskin wrote:
he's got some balls mind to do it in the middle of the day, it's quite a busy store that one and right opposite a tesco extra too.
What .........you mean to say , Tesco haven't bought that yet ?
[quote][p][bold]inkyskin[/bold] wrote: he's got some balls mind to do it in the middle of the day, it's quite a busy store that one and right opposite a tesco extra too.[/p][/quote]What .........you mean to say , Tesco haven't bought that yet ? Roberta Slack
  • Score: 1

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