Man had blade during armed robbery at Leeswood store

Published date: 23 April 2014 |
Published by: Owen Evans 
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AN armed robber who targeted a convenience store was carrying a blade, it was confirmed yesterday.

Three men burst into The Co-operative Food store on Queen Street, Leeswood, near Mold, shortly before 10pm on Easter Sunday.

Investigations were continuing yesterday, with North Wales Police saying no arrests had yet been made.

But in a statement a spokesman for The Co-operative Food yesterday said one of the men was carrying a blade.

The thieves, who entered just before closing time and confronted the two on-duty staff members, made off with a quantity of cash and cigarettes.

The Co-operative Food spokesman added: “Members of staff were very shaken, but thankfully unhurt by the incident, and there were no customers in the store.

“CCTV footage has been given to the police, who are investigating. As with any incident such as this, we would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”

The culprits left the scene in a blue vehicle, thought to be a Ford Mondeo or similar, with the partial registration plate MV04.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said investigations were continuing and urged anyone with information to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

North Wales Police Chief Inspector Jeff Moses added: “We are investigating a report of a number of vehicles that had their number plates interfered with at the Druid Inn at Pontblyddyn and maintain an open mind as to whether there is a link to the vehicle used after the robbery.”

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