Newport City Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man armed with a knife who robbed the Maplefields store Sunday night.

Newport City Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man armed with a knife who robbed the Maplefields store Sunday night.  Chief Travis Bingham noted that officers went to the store on Main Street about 9:30 p.m. Sunday as soon as the robbery was reported. They learned from the store employee that the man brandished a knife while demanding money from the cash register. He then left with some cash. The clerk was not hurt. The suspect is White. He was wearing blue jeans and a black zip-up jacket. Chief Bingham is asking anyone who may have been in the area or noticed anything suspicious to contact Newport Police at 802-334-6733.