Police hunt masked youths who threatened quad bike owner in attempted robbery
North Wales Police have launched an investigation into an attempted robbery of a quad bike, which took place in Deeside Lane, Sealand, yesterday evening.
At approximately 5.50pm on Monday, July 17th, police were alerted to the attempted theft.
Two masked youths, dressed in balaclavas and black helmets, reportedly threatened the owner with a bladed object before fleeing the scene.
Police were quickly on the scene, aided by the dog unit, drones, and the National Police Air Service (NPAS) in an extensive search for the suspects.
The NPAS helicopter was spotted hover low in a field by the side of Foxes Lane.
[Phot: Darren Curtiss]
Police were also seen at the side of the A494 River Dee crossing and armed officers were also reported to be at the scene.
Flintshire North Acting Inspector, Simon Williams, stated that the investigation is still in its early stages and that work is ongoing to identify the individuals responsible.
He sought to reassure the local community, stating, “We believe this to be an isolated incident, and no other reports of this nature have been highlighted to us.”
The North Wales Police is appealing to the public for any information that could assist with the investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has relevant information, is urged to get in touch via the North Wales Police website or by calling 101, using reference number A112724.
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