Pair flee after attempted robbery on security van in Wrexham

Published date: 17 January 2014 |
Published by: Nathan Rowden
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TWO would-be thieves tried to rob a security van at a busy supermarket.

The attempted robbery took place at 6.45am yesterday at the Morrisons supermarket on Ruthin Road, Wrexham.

Police officers attended the scene after thieves attempted to force their way into a Loomis security van, believed to have been visiting the store to deliver money to a cash machine.

The men fled empty handed after the alarm was raised. No arrests were made.

A large area around the cash machine was cordoned off for several hours following the incident as police forensic teams examined the scene.

Morning shoppers watched in shock as the store remained open while the vehicle’s alarm, used to alert police, could still be heard in the background.

North Wales Police made an appeal for witnesses to come forward following the incident.

Det Sgt Ros Hewitt, at Wrexham CID, said: “At about 6.45am a security van visiting the store was attacked by two men who attempted to force their way into the vehicle.

“The alarm was quickly raised and the offenders fled empty handed. Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident.

“Descriptions of the offenders and the number involved are still being ascertained.

“However, we are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any suspicious persons or vehicles to contact police immediately.”

A Morrisons spokesman said: “There was an attempted robbery on a cash security vehicle on Thursday morning. No colleagues or customers were involved and we are helping police with their enquiries.”

Anyone with information should call North Wales Police on 101, quoting crime reference number R007189, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555111.

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