Thursday, 20 August 2009

Robbery in Rhyl: Appeal

An appeal for witnesses and information is being made following a robbery in Rhyl last week.

Shortly before 6pm on Friday, 14th August North Wales Police were informed that a robbery had occurred on the beach front opposite The Alexandra Hospital whereby a man was assaulted and had items stolen from him.

The 23-year-old was first approached by the suspect in Rhyl Town Centre, whereby the victim was informed by the suspect that there was someone trapped on the beach and he needed the victims help. The victim has then walked along the beach front with the suspect, when the suspect has then sprayed the victim in the face with an unknown substance and has taken money from his wallet. The suspect has then left in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as being a white, slightly tanned, was wearing glasses and had black hair which is greying and described as slightly combed over. He was approx 40-45 years of age and was wearing a dark coloured sweatshirt type top with a large pocket at the front and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms.

The 23-year-old was left shocked but uninjured by the incident.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact officers at Central CID on 0845 607 1001 (Welsh line) 0845 607 1002 (English line) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively you can send a text message to 66767 or email –


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