Rumours circulated last night regarding ‘armed robberies’ in Wrexham, today police have given clarity to what occurred and are appealing for information.
North Wales Police in Wrexham are appealing for witnesses following a robbery outside Corbetts Bookmakers in Prince Charles Road in Caia Park Wrexham last night.
Detective Sergeant Eleri Thomas at Wrexham CID said “At about 9.00pm last night, Wednesday October 30th, a local man in his 20’s male attacked as the store was closing by three men who were brandishing what we believe to be knife type weapons.”
“The victim male sustained minor injuries. The offenders are described as wearing dark clothing and their faces were concealed. They made off from the scene in a blue Vauxhall Astra.”
DS Thomas is keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the attack or the vehicle leaving the scene or has any information which may assist.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quote reference P179431.
Last night rumors were circulating on and offline of sightings of armed police around Mold Road, helicopters, and several mentions of armed robberies however with no verifiable eyewitness accounts. We have checked with North Wales Police and the above incident is the only one recorded for yesterday evening.
@wrexham seen on Facebook that there's been two armed robberies in town and now helicopter is out any idea if this is true?
— Jade Marie O'Brien (@JadeOBrien) October 30, 2013
@wrexham helicopters been out in Wrexham for the last few hours
— Kerry (@kerryr77) October 30, 2013
We were tweeted the following regarding police activity on the Llan Y Pwll link road, however we are told this was unrelated.
@wrexham loads police Acton area,6 police cars stopped blue transit van & grey/silver estate car on link road by Goldbourne & also chopper?
— Dave Biff (@BiffBithell) October 30, 2013