RAIDERS left a trail of blood after smashing into two outdoor outfitters in Wrexham.

Mountain Warehouse in the Island Green shopping precinct and Chevron Clothing on High Street were targeted in the early hours yesterday.

While police are not linking the break-ins it is the second time in a month that retail chain Mountain Warehouse has been hit.

On the previous occasion around £1,500 worth of outdoor clothing was taken. In the latest raid the burglars used their bare hands and body weight to smash a reinforced window, but their choice was limited to taking products from the window displays.

Store manager David Morris said: “There was a lot of blood and they have used their hands to smash the window. It would have taken a long time to break the glass and it will take some time replacing it as it will have to be custom made.

“The last time they came through the front door and were able to take more, around £1,500, but this time we’re not sure of the value of what has gone.

“Police are going through the CCTV.”

At Chevron the raiders left empty handed as they could not get into the store despite smashing a large front pane.

Again they left a trail of blood to assist police officers investigating the two crimes.

North Wales Police said no-one has been arrested and are appealing for information to find those responsible for the two break-ins.

A spokesman said: “We received a call reporting the break-in at Mountain Warehouse in Island Green at 4.04 am and the window at Chevron was reported smashed at 4.23 am.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information should contact us. The incident number for the Mountain Warehouse break-in is X003376 and for Chevron it is X003382.”

Ring police on 101.