AN ARMED robber threatened staff at a Co-Op store in Rhyl on Thursday, before fleeing the scene with money.

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident which took place at around 10.25pm at the Ffordd Elan shop.

Police say a man entered the shop and threatened the staff with a weapon before making off on foot with a quantity of cash.

The man is described as being approximately 6 feet tall and of medium build. He was wearing a grey hoodie, dark trousers and a black face covering.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the store and saw a man acting suspiciously at the time, or who may have been driving past the location with a dashcam on board to contact police.

Detective Inspector Elfyn Hughes said: “This was an upsetting incident for those in the shop but thankfully no-one was injured. Our enquiries are ongoing and we are keen to hear from anyone who believes they have any information which may be relevant to the investigation.”

It is the second time in as many weeks that an armed robbery has taken place in Rhyl.

On November 13, a similar incident took place at the Best-One Shop and Post Office on St Margaret’s Drive.

Anyone who may have any information relating to this incident, or who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area is urged to contact St Asaph CID on 101 or use the live webchat quoting reference X168988