North West Wales

Two questioned about series of robberies in Bangor

Two local youths are being questioned following a series of robberies in Bangor in Gwynedd.

One member of the public was injured during the course of a robbery but the injuries sustained are not serious.

Police had been alerted by a number of calls by people who said they had been threatened by persons carrying knives.

Local officers were joined by specialist firearms and the dog section to respond to calls which happened in quick succession.

"Robberies are fortunately a very rare occurrence in Bangor, however, let me reiterate and reassure the public that we will not tolerate incidents such as these and those responsible will fee the full force of the law," said Inspector Simon Barrasford from North Wales Police.

A spokesperson said the youths being questioned were aged 16 and 17.

Officers said they would like to speak to members of the public who may have seen anyone acting in a suspicious manner in the Bangor area between 20:30 and 22:30 BST on Monday.

North Wales Police said anyone with information can be contacted on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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