North East Wales

Abergele Barclays bank thieves 'flee empty handed'

Barclays bank sign
Image caption Police believe the thieves were targeting cash in an ATM machine

Thieves who broke into a branch of Barclays in Conwy overnight fled empty handed.

Police believe the thieves may have gained access to the bank on Market Street in Abergele through a neighbouring wall.

It is thought the contents of an ATM machine were the target but an alarm was raised at 0530 GMT.

Detectives, who are examining the scene and studying CCTV footage, are also appealing for information.

DS Mark Abbott said it appeared nothing was stolen in the raid.

He said once the alarm was triggered the thieves escaped through a fire door at the back of the building.

"We are appealing to anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious near the bank around that time, or who might have information about the incident, to contact us," he added.

Contact North Wales on 101.

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