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Police investigate armed robbery in Rhyl and attempted robbery in Abergele

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 29th, 2016.

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Rhyl yesterday evening, Monday 28th March.

The robbery happened at the Palace Arcade in West Parade just after 7.30pm, a man armed with a knife threatened  a member of the arcade’s staff who was working by the entrance to the ‘Laser Zone’

The robber made off with cash from a till which police says is not a significant amount, he is described as having a north east accent, white, stocky build, about 6’ 1 and 20 to 25 years old.

He was wearing an ‘Umbro’ navy blue fleece type hooded jacket, with the hood worn up and a dark coloured face covering, he was also wearing black gloves and jeans.

The man was seen to run off in the direction of Abbey Street where police believe he was joined by an accomplice who ran off with him.

The second man is described as being of similar height and was wearing a dark or black coloured waterproof type material hooded jacket with the hood worn up.

The arcade worker was not injured but police say he was clearly shaken by the incident has clearly.

Attempted robbery Abergele.

Police are also investigating an attempted robbery last night in Abergele which happened just after 9pm.

The incident happened at the Premier Store in Maes Canol Abergele when two men walked into the shop and threatened staff with a wooden bat.

The thieves attempted to take the till’s contents but were unsuccessful and after less than a minute both ran from the shop empty handed, no one was injured.”

Detective Inspector Iwan Roberts said;

“The alarm was raised and local officers were quickly deployed to the scene and a search made of the surrounding area but at this time the offenders remain outstanding. Both men are described as being aged in their early to mid-twenties of medium build and about 5’6 tall.

“One wore a dark blue hooded jacket with the hood up, dark tracksuit bottoms and dark trainers. His accomplice is a white skinned man who was also wearing a dark coloured hooded jacket worn up with dark coloured trousers and footwear. We believe both may have worn gloves.

“I’d like to hear from anyone who was in the areas of last night’s incidents and saw any suspicious activity or knows anything about these crimes to contact Police immediately. Whilst it’s important to keep an open mind, at this stage I do not believe the incidents are connected.”

If you can assist with either investigation contact North Wales Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote RC 1604 4494 (Rhyl) or RC1604 4569 (Abergele).

 

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