North East Wales

Denbighshire and Flintshire pub raid links investigated

North Wales Police say they are investigating whether two armed raids on pubs in Denbighshire and Flintshire are linked.

The first incident took place at the Clwydian pub in Prestatyn on Tuesday evening, when three men carrying knives robbed the premises.

A second robbery involving knives occurred on Wednesday morning at The Red Lion pub in Llanasa.

Police said possible links to robberies in February are also being examined.

"These sorts of incidents are very rare and the public can rest assured that we are using every resource to bring the offenders to justice," said DI Tim Evans.

"I am urging anyone who might have been in the area at the time and noticed anything suspicious to please get in touch with us."

The first robbery took place at about 23:00 BST at the High Street premises of The Clwydian in Prestatyn.

Police say the three armed men escaped with a quantity of cash.

Officers were then called to The Red Lion at 08:00 BST on Wednesday, after the pub's occupants were threatened with a knife and money was again stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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