Posted: Fri 9th Dec 2016

Man seriously injured in robbery at Queensferry Costcutter store.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 9th, 2016

Two men are in custody following an alleged robbery at the Costcutter store in Queensferry on Thursday evening.

A shopkeeper was stabbed in an alleged robbery attempt, in what police have described as a “cowardly attack”. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A large number of police vehicles rushed to the scene along with an emergency ambulance at around 6.30pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A Wales Ambulance Spokesman said:

“We were called at shortly before 6.40pm on Thursday 8 December to reports of an incident on Station Road in Queensferry.
We sent a crew in an emergency ambulance to the scene and an adult male was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The injured man is in stable condition his family have been with him by his bedside police say. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the robbery, they say they have deployed extra resources into the Queensferry area to reassure the public. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers are however asking for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between 6 and 7pm on Thursday to contact them. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Queensferry Costcutter remains closed this morning following last night’s robbery in which a man who is believed to work at the shop was seriously injured.

In a statement issued last night, prior too a second man being arrested North Wales Police said:

“North Wales Police are investigating an incident of a robbery at a store on Station Road Queensferry. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The incident happened at approximately 6.30pm on the 8th of December 2016. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of Station Road and the surrounding area between 6-7pm who have may have seen anything suspicious. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Police have one male person in custody who is helping with our inquiries and inquiries are continuing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If anyone has any information or has witnessed anything suspicious, please contact the police on 101 (quoting U184620) or contact Mold CID.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Two CSI vans were at the scene of the robbery on Thursday evening

Reports locally from nearby residents – and people on social media claim the shopkeeper was ‘stabbed’ in the neck during the robbery. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Witnesses report seeing a man, believed to be the shopkeeper with blood pouring from a wound near his neck. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two crime scene investigation vehicles were outside the shop in the aftermath, officers in white forensic suits were seen inside the shop focusing on an area close to the main door, the window of which had been smashed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two police officers remained stationed outside the shop guarding the entrance. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

By 11.30pm crime scene investigation officers had completed their work inside the shop and had left the scene of the robbery. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Police seen with torches at around 11.30pm searching the car park (to left of picture)

Outside the shop, several police officers with high-powered torches search the carp of the shop and surrounding bushes, shrubbery and over walls into adjoining gardens. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

By 11.40pm all police had left the scene, the shutters were down and locked on the shop and police tape removed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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