POLICE are appealing for witnesses after masked men raided a Buckley pub.

The gang of four men, all dressed in black and wearing balaclavas, forced open at window at the Hope and Anchor in Ewloe Place and made off with £4,500 worth of takings and hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes.

One of the men threatened the landlord before escaping out of a downstairs window.

The incident happened shortly before 6am today.

Police say the gang were not armed but are urging witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should call North Wales Police on 101 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

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