Urgent appeal for witnesses after a knifepoint robbery in Prestatyn shop

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North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Prestatyn shortly after 9.30pm on 8th April.

Investigating Officer DC David Buckley at St Asaph CID said ‘Shortly after 9.30pm on Sunday 8th April 2018 an unknown male armed with a knife entered the Ffrith Corner Store located on Victoria Road West, Prestatyn where he threatened staff in an attempt to steal money from the till.   When challenged by staff the male fled empty handed and ran off in the direction of Marion Road.   This was a particularly nasty incident which left the store staff shaken but thankfully unhurt.    As part of the immediate Police response a man was arrested and interviewed but has subsequently been discounted from Police enquiries and has been released without charge.”

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Police are now seeking witnesses to the incident or any person who has knowledge of the robbery in this close knit community.   The man who carried out the attack is described as 5’ 7 to 6’ tall, slim build and wearing a black hoody, some sort of black face covering and grey or light coloured tracksuit bottoms and was wearing all black trainers.  Stills of the attacker were captured by CCTV.  If you recognise this man please contact Police.

DC Buckley added ‘Crimes of this nature are rare in our area and with the continued help of our communities we have to ensure it remains so.  However we can’t tackle this problem alone and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns and information with us immediately particularly regarding any suspicious behaviour.    Anyone with information is asked to contact NWP via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspxand quote 18300044854.   Alternatively call NWP on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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