Armed robber takes cash in Newport building society raid

Newport High Street
Image caption Police said the robber made a quick getaway along Newport High Street

A man with a handgun has stolen cash from a building society in Shropshire.

He threatened a cashier and demanded a carrier bag was filled with cash at the Britannia on High Street in Newport at 11:20 BST on Saturday.

Police searched the area for the man, but said he had made a quick getaway along High Street.

The force is appealing for witnesses. The man is described as slim, in his 30s, with a shaved head and was wearing dark wraparound sunglasses.