Police investigating spate of robberies at stores in Rhyl and Dyserth over the past few weeks.
Police are investigating a number of robberies which have happened in stores in the Rhyl and Dyserth areas over the past few weeks.
The latest in the spate of robberies happened in Bargain Booze on Wellington Road in Rhyl at 10.13pm last night, Sunday 26th March, and in the Lifestyle Express store on Dyserth High Street at around 10.15pm on Saturday 25th March.
These follow incidents at Llewelyn Stores on Trellewelyn Road in Rhyl on Thursday 23rd March, and one which happened at the Apex Stores in Kinmel Bay on 9th March.
In all the incidents the offenders have entered the stores armed with weapons and threatened the staff before leaving with cash and cigarettes.
Detective Inspector Iwan Roberts said: “Fortunately only one of the shopkeepers has sustained a minor injury as a result of these robberies.”
“The stores are being targeted for cash and cigarettes. An increased policing presence has been put in place around these areas to prevent further offences.”
“I want to reassure the community and the small business community that we are doing all we can to progress this investigation. Arrests have already been made, but I am keen to locate any witnesses to the premises which have been targeted in the last week.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Central CID on 101 quoting reference Operation Danism. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111or contact the control room direct via the new web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.