THREE masked men threatened two barmaids during a terrifying night-time raid on a Wrexham pub.

The men, wearing hoods with their faces partially covered, forced two female bar staff to open the safe at The Squire Yorke in Sontley Road during the early hours of yesterday morning before fleeing with cash.

The two victims were leaving the pub at about 12.30am when they were pounced upon by the robbers who forced them back into the building.

The two women were left shaken up, but uninjured.

North Wales Police say the men were not armed and will not yet disclose how much money was stolen.

They are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Simon Williams said: “The investigation is on-going and we would like to reassure the community that we are doing everything possible to find those responsible.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen people in the area at that time or who has information related to the incident to contact Wrexham CID immediately.”

A spokesman for the Spirit Pub Company, which runs the pub, said it was now reviewing its security measures.

The spokesman said: “We can confirm a robbery did take place at the Squire Yorke and we are helping the police with their investigations.

“Fortunately, no members of the pub team were injured during the incident and we have conducted a full security review to ensure their future safety and wellbeing. In the meantime, the pub is open and trading as usual.”

Erddig ward councillor Bob Dutton added: “I was very concerned to hear of this robbery. I would ask anyone who has information to contact the police.”

Anyone with information should call North Wales Police on 101.