The police helicopter was in the skies of Wrexham twice last night, with residents reporting two separate incidents at the Premier Store in Caia (Abbey store) off Abenbury Road and Pizza Fresh on Prince Charles Road.
Update Thursday – police have put further details out – click here.
Update 11:15pm: The police helicopter returned to the skies above Caia just after 11pm with reports a second shop, Pizza Fresh on Prince Charles Road, had been subject to a similar incident – again yet to be confirmed by police.
Original information below…
The police helicopter was overhead the location of the store at 8:40pm.
Mark told us police forensic teams and a police car remain on the scene as of 9:50pm.
Dean told us how the shop was shut by staff after the incident.
We are told no staff were injured in the incident.
If a confirmed robbery or attempted robbery, the incident would be the latest in a string of similar shops targeted in the Wrexham area – and on the evening where one man was been charged in relation to a similar incident.
We will update when there is official detail from North Wales Police.
Earlier Hannah got in touch to say there was an increased police presence in the area, but that was due to an attempted arson attack.
Car registration plate set a light in Betws Anne Caia Park this evening. Residents please be mindful . Anyone with any information call 101
— John Davies (@NWPPCSO2810) February 15, 2017
The proactive policing included door knocks to residents after the attempted arson, with a numberplate on a vehicle being set alight. The same area the previous evening saw a car crashed and left, we are told by residents they had been informed it was due to joyriders.