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moment thieves BREAK into pub; Raiders steal PS1,500 as landlord sleeps upstairs.

Byline: STEVE BAGNALL Daily Post Reporter

RAIDERS stole PS1,500 in a pub breakin which was captured on CCTV. Two men targeted the Stanton House Inn on Holyhead Road, Chirk, at about 3am yesterday prising open a window at the back, after climbing over a gate, while landlord Mark Jones slept upstairs.

However their faces were captured clearly on CCTV as they raided the pub.

Now Mr Jones, who branded the two thieves "scum", has urged anybody who knows them to get in touch. North Wales Police (NWP) has also confirmed they are investigating.

Mr Jones said although the two appeared to take great care to avoid a motion detector inside the pub, they failed to notice the CCTV camera positioned outside.

"The cleaner came in at about 6.30am and noticed that we had been broken into," he said.

"The back window had been prised open at the back.

"There were two of them and they took about PS1,500 from the till and in cash and a quantity of money inside bingo tins.

"I have had this pub for 17 years, my uncle and aunty had it before and we have never had a break-in.

"You can see the smaller one of the two trying to avoid the motion detector inside and not trip the alarms, but you can see their faces plainly on the CCTV camera.

"They were in here for about 25 minutes.

"I think these people are scum and if anybody knows I would ask them to get in touch.

Scenes of crimes officers were at the pub yesterday morning scouring the area for finger and footprints and other evidence.

Local security specialist Daren Hughes was also at the pub shoring up its anti break-in defences.

A NWP spokesman said: "We can confirm we are investigating the break-in".

If anybody has information that may help, they can phone Mr Jones at the pub in confidence on 01691 774150 and he will pass the information on to detectives.

Alternatively they can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Jan 11, 2018
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