Following reports of two robberies in the Newport area a local man has now been charged in connection with both offences.
The first occurred at approximately 13:35pm on Friday 20th January 2017 at a property on Wharf Road in Newport.
The second at approximately 9:20am on Wednesday 18th January 2017 at a store on Corporation Road in Newport.
In both incidents the victims and those present in premises at the time were left unhurt but were understandably shaken.
A 56 year old male from Newport has been charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
He has been remanded into custody to appear before the courts later this morning.
Source:: Gwent Police News