Can you help identify armed robber?

Do you recognise this man?
Do you recognise this man?

Police throughout the East Midlands are appealing for help following an armed robbery at a bookmakers.

The robbery too place in a branch of Betfred in Caerleon Road in Newport, South Wales at approximately 9.20pm on Saturday June 18 2016.

Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man?

The offender is being described as a white male, 5ft 9 to 5ft 11, medium to stocky build, possibly in his 40s with stubble around his chin. The victim has described his accent as not being local or Welsh but as a Midlands accent but not Birmingham either.

The man entered the store just prior to closing time armed with what is described as a silver handgun.

He demanded money from the staff in the store before leaving with a quantity of cash from the till.

Whilst the incident was extremely distressing for the people working at the store, no one was seriously injured.

Anyone who can help to identify the offender should call 101 quoting incident number 612 18/06/16.