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Police appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a Prestatyn CO-OP.

Thieves have made off with a “substantial” amount of cash following a burglary at a Prestatyn CO-OP.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a theft at a shop in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 21 December.

Detectives believe that up to four men broke into the CO-OP store in Ffordd Penrhwylfa, at around 3.30am.

The gang gained entry through the roof and forced the door off an ATM cash machine before stealing the contents and making off in a car, ‘possibly a black hatch-back’.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Harrison from North Wales Police said;

“The thieves made off with a substantial amount of cash. I am appealing for anyone with information or who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour at that time,  or who saw a black hatch back car in the area, to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference V190981.”