13 minutes between report and arrest after reports of Bridge Street robbery
On Friday afternoon local police officers responded to reports of a robbery at a store on Bridge Street.
The report stated that a male had entered the shop, produced a wooden bat and demanded that the sales assistant opened the till. The offender then took the till’s contents and fled from the store.
Wrexham Town’s policing team say, “Within 13 minutes of the report being made, officers had located the suspect, who was then detained and arrested. The male was subsequently charged and has been remanded into custody after appearing in court.”
Detective Chief Inspector Alun Oldfield said: “This a really good example of how a prompt co-ordinated response resulted in the offender being arrested within 13 minutes of a call to the police.
“Incidents of this nature are very rare, but are treated with the utmost priority when they do occur. I would like to reassure the public that Wrexham is a safe place to shop and visit this Christmas and that we are increasing patrols within the town to enhance our visibility on the street.”
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