North East Wales

Three hunted after Leeswood, Flintshire, armed raid

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Image caption The three raiders fled with cash after threatening two staff at the store

Police are hunting three men after an armed hold-up at a Co-op store in Flintshire on Easter Sunday.

Detectives said two workers at the shop in Leeswood, near Mold, were confronted by three masked men demanding money just before the 22:00 BST closing time.

After grabbing cash, the three made off in a blue Mondeo-like car with a partial registration MV04.

Police have not said what weapons the raiders were armed with but have said no-one was injured in the incident.

North Wales Police say the raid may be linked to people in nearby Pontblyddyn complaining that their vehicle registration plates' had been interfered with.

Ch Insp Jeff Moses said: "We are appealing to anyone in the area at the time who may have seen something to come forward.

"We are also investigating a report of a number of vehicles that have their number plates interfered with at the Druid Inn public house at Pontblyddyn and maintain an open mind as to whether there is a link to the vehicle used after the robbery."

Anyone with information is urged to call North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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