Mid Wales

Robber threatened man with knife in Newtown

An e-fit of the alleged offender
Image caption An e-fit of the alleged offender has been released by Dyfed-Powys Police

A man has been threatened at knifepoint during a robbery in Powys, say police.

The incident happened in an area opposite Newtown railway station on Wednesday between 1330 and 1400 BST.

The man demanded money from the 32-year-old victim, and fearing for his safety, he handed over it over.

An e-fit of the alleged offender, described as having a "distinctive fresh-looking scar" on the left side of his face, has been released by Dyfed-Powys Police.

The force said the victim "was confronted by a man with a knife opposite the railway station in Newtown", and then made off towards the town centre.

'Fresh-looking scar'

The suspect was described as a white male, aged 25-33, skinny and 5ft 11 ins to 6ft tall (1.8m).

"He had a distinctive fresh-looking scar on the left side of his face. He was wearing a dark blue waterproof hooded jacket, black trousers and black trainers," added a police spokeswoman.

People with information can contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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