STAFF were threatened with a knife as a robber attempted to steal money for a shop's till.

The incident happened at the Ffrith Corner Store, located on Victoria Road West, Prestatyn on Sunday, April 8, shortly after 9.30pm. A man armed with a knife entered the store and threatened staff in an attempt to steal money from the till.

When challenged by staff, the man fled empty handed and ran off in the direction of Marion Road.

Investigating Officer DC David Buckley at St Asaph CID said: "This was a particularly nasty incident which left the store staff shaken but thankfully unhurt.

"As part of the immediate police response, a man was arrested and interviewed but has subsequently been discounted from police inquiries and has been released without charge.”

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident.

The man who carried out the attack is described as 5’ 7 to 6’ tall, slim build and wearing a black hoody, some sort of black face covering and grey or light coloured tracksuit bottoms and was wearing all black trainers.

Stills of the attacker, captured by CCTV, have been released.

DC Buckley added: "Crimes of this nature are rare in our area and with the continued help of our communities we have to ensure it remains so.

"However, we can’t tackle this problem alone and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns and information with us immediately particularly regarding any suspicious behaviour."

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Wales Police, telephone 101 and quote 18300044854. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.