Man arrested after post office robbery

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Detectives are looking for one of two armed men who raided a post office in Rhosybol.

A local man in his thirties was arrested at Paget Stores after police were called at around 5.15pm on Monday evening. The second offender fled the scene and remains at large.

The raiders entered the post office with a weapon believed to be a small crowbar and demanded cash – the second man made off with money from the till and managed to evade capture despite an intensive search of the area.

A staff member was slightly injured as one of the men was detained at the scene of the robbery while another man who fought one of the raiders was treated for minor injuries.

 

Superintendent Nigel Harrison from Caernarfon police station said: ”This was an horrific attack on a small Post Office in a close knit community and I’m not surprised local people stepped up to protect their community. Fortunately the injuries sustained by the staff member are not serious but I’m sure the experience has left them traumatised and for their sake I’d ask anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, to pass onto Police immediately.”

”‘Crimes of this nature are fortunately 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 particularly regarding any suspicious behaviour.” 

Anyone with information about the incident or who may have noticed any suspicious activity should call North Wales Police on 101, quoting reference no. V16871, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.