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Police appealing for information after a balaclava-clad man robbed Pentre CO-OP last night at knifepoint

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 24th, 2015.

North Wales Police are appealing for information after a balaclava-clad man robbed Pentre CO-OP last night at knifepoint

The robbery happened at around 8.40pm last night, Wednesday September 23 at the Co-op in Chester Road in Pentre.

Staff at the store were threatened by a knife-wielding robber who entered the shop wearing a balaclava, he demanded they hand over money from the till.

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Police vehicles outside the CO-OP on Chester Road Pentre last night

Reports started to surface on social media at around 9pm suggesting there had been a robbery at the Chester Road shop, the area outside the store was taped off by police and a police forensic officer was seen dusting the door frames for finger prints.

The Hawarden based police helicopter was seen overhead for around an hour while a police dog patrol searched the area.

Police say the offender made off with an unknown quantity of cash.

Thankfully no one was hurt during the incident.

A Spokesperson for The Co-operative Food, said:

“There was an incident at our Chester Road, Pentre, store yesterday evening (Wednesday, 23 September) at around 8:50pm. A quantity of cash was taken.

We would like to apologise to the community for any inconvenience while the store was closed temporarily. The store has re-opened, and Police are investigating.”

Anyone with information which could assist the police investigation should call 101, quoting crime reference S146002.


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