Burglars thwarted in tobacco raid attempt at Flintshire petrol station


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

Burglars attempted to steal a “significant quantity” of tobacco in an early morning raid on a petrol station.

The offenders fled empty-handed from Pontblyddyn service station yesterday having been thwarted by patrolling police officers.

The shutters to the premises were also damaged in the burglary, which occurred at about 2am.

Det Inspector Jackie Downes, at Mold CID, said: “During the break-in offenders attempted to steal a significant quantity of tobacco, however due to the prompt arrival of patrolling officers they were thwarted but unfortunately made off before they could be arrested.

“If anyone has any information about this incident or witnessed any suspicious ehaviour or activity please contact police.

“It is worth reminding members of the public to remain vigilant at all times and if you see any suspicious behaviour contact police immediately.

“I’d like to emphasise the mportance of adequate security on all business premises. We are all fortunate to live and work in a low crime area but this has come about through hard work with our partners and the local community. 

“We need assistance to help prevent these incidents in the first place, identify who may be responsible and report suspicious activity immediately.”

North Wales Police would like to hear from anyone who has information to contact them via the web live chat www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx. 

Alternatively phone Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote V071107. 

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