North West Wales

Man, 55, shot in robbery at house in Rhydyclafdy, Gwynedd

Police at Rhydyclafdy
Image caption Police at the scene of burglary in Rhydyclafdy

A 55-year-old man has been shot in the leg during a robbery at his home in Rhydyclafdy on the Lleyn peninsula.

Police said two men entered the property in the Gwynedd village between 19:00 and 20:45 GMT on Thursday whilst the home owner was alone.

Two guns were stolen with cash and jewellery, officers said.

The offenders left the scene in a vehicle which is thought to have been driven by a third man.

The stolen weapons were taken with a quantity of old £50 notes, which may not be legal tender, and a small diamond-shaped brooch.

A detailed forensic examination of the scene has been taking place on Friday.

"We are following up a number of positive lines of inquiry," said Ch Insp Iestyn Davies.

"However. we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen any vehicles containing three men, particularly in the area of the unclassified road between the village of Rhydyclafdy and Llanbedrog yesterday evening."

Anyone with information about the incident can contact North Wales Police on 101, if in Wales, or 0300 3300101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.