North East Wales

Two released in Wrexham PO raid inquiry

The post office in Cefn Mawr Image copyright BBC news grab
Image caption Police were called to the scene at about 0930 BST

Police investigating an armed raid at a sub-post office near Wrexham say they have released two men arrested on Thursday.

A police helicopter was scrambled following the incident in Cefn Mawr at just after 0930 BST yesterday in which cash taken.

A member of staff was also injured, though not seriously.

North Wales Police said they are continuing to follow "positive lines of enquiry".

Police said it was understood that three masked men had entered the post office, and that initial information suggested an employee was threatened before the offenders left the premises and made off by car.

Speaking after the incident, Supt Neill Anderson said: "We are very grateful to the people who have come forward throughout the day to give vital information in relation to this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 if in Wales, 0845 6071001 (Welsh line), 0845 6071002 (English line) or on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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