Newport police are seeking a suspect in the armed robbery of Askar’s Tobacco Shop on Wednesday night.
According to a release, a man entered the store at 7075 U.S. 70 East at 9:25 p.m. armed with two small-caliber handguns and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect was in the store less than 30 seconds and then left the store on foot and went into a wooded area next to the business.
The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans and dark colored shoes. He is described as black and about 5-foot-6, according to the release.
Anyone with any information on the robbery or suspect can contact Newport Police Detective Mike Alberti at 223-5111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.