A BUSINESSMAN is offering a £2,000 reward following a break-in at his shop in Mold.
Graeme Walker, 50, has seen his chain of electrical and jewellery outlets – Buy It Sell It Pawn It – targeted by criminals three times in 15 months.
Mr Walker has praised the response of the police to last week’s attempted burglary.
In the early hours of Friday morning the shop in Wrexham Street, Mold, was broken into for the second time since October 2011. The branch in Connah’s Quay was hit by robbers in April last year.
Speaking after the latest raid Mr Walker said: “I am offering a £2,000 reward for information leading to a criminal conviction.
“The burglars forced their way into the building, the alarm sounded and they ran away. The police were on the scene very quickly.”
Mr Walker said he would like to thank the officers as well as Antony Fecci, who lives next door to the store and phoned the police when he heard the break-in taking place.
At about 1.20am on Friday Mr Fecci and his family were asleep when he was awoken by a loud banging noise and the burglar alarm sounding in Mr Walker’s shop.
“I realised straight away there must be something wrong so I phoned for
the police,” said Mr Fecci.
“They were here very promptly with about three cars and there was a dog handler. I feel it was a pretty good response.”
Michael McGivern of North Wales Police said officers were investigating the incident and asked for anyone with information to get in contact by telephoning 101. “We would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at about 1.20am on Friday or may have any other information,” added Mr McGivern.