North East Wales

Police hunt two Halloween raiders in Denbighshire

Image caption Operation B.A.N.G. helped to reduce anti-social behaviour at Halloween

Police are hunting two raiders who carried axes as they stole cash in a Halloween robbery in Denbighshire.

The pair, one wearing a 'Scream' horror film mask and the other a balaclava, carried out the robbery at a Co-op store in Ruthin.

A member of staff was attacked but not seriously hurt in the incident in Station Road.

Throughout Wales, Halloween proved a fairly quiet night for police following an initiative to reduce disorder.

High visibility patrols

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following the robbery, which took place just after 2100 GMT on Sunday.

The offenders left the shop with an undisclosed quantity of cash.

Anybody with information is asked to call 101, 0845 607 1001 (Welsh language line) or 0845 6071002.

Meanwhile, an all-Wales community safety initiative aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour during Halloween and Bonfire Night has been called a success.

Police and partner agencies collaborated on Operation B.A.N.G. (Be A Nice Guy), organising events such as discos, spooky walks and movie nights.

Extra officers carried out high visibility patrols in problem areas in a bid to reassure the public and deter pranksters and more than 72,000 school children were spoken to by police and fire officers in the run-up to Halloween.

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