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Police thwart theft of a large quantity of tobacco in Flintshire service station burglary

Police are investigating a burglary at Pontblyddyn service station in the early hours of this morning.

Thieves tried to steal a “significant quantity” of tobacco from the service station which is on the A541 close to Leeswood just before 2am on Thursday, May 18.

Officers are asking the public for any information about the burglary and warning businesses to be vigilant.

Detective Inspector Jackie Downes at Mold CID said;

During the break-in offenders attempted to steal a significant quantity of tobacco however due to the prompt arrival of patrolling officers they were thwarted but unfortunately made off before they could be arrested.

I’d like to emphasise the importance of adequate security on all business premises.

We need assistance to help prevent these incidents in the first place, identify who may be responsible and report suspicious activity immediately.”

If anyone has any information about this incident or witnessed any suspicious behaviour or activity please contact Police.

It is worth reminding members of the public to remain vigilant at all times and if you see any suspicious behaviour contact police immediately.

North Wales Police would like to hear from anyone who has information to contact them via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx.

Alternatively phone Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote V071107.