Posted: Thu 18th May 2017

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

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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