STAFF were threatened with a weapon during an armed robbery at a convenience store.

The incident happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday, December 8 at the One Stop Shop on Grange Road in Rhyl.

A man entered the store and threatened the staff with a weapon before making off on foot down the alley between the shop and the football ground, with a quantity of cash.

The man is described as wearing blue jeans. He had socks over his shoes and a black balaclava covering his face. He spoke with a Scouse accent.

Andrew Williams, Denbighshire Chief Inspector, said: “Thankfully no-one was injured during this incident.”

“We are keeping an open mind whether this incident is linked to the previous robberies that have happened in the area.

"Our inquiries are ongoing and we are keen to hear from anyone who believes they have any information which may be relevant to the investigation.”

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.

Over the last few weeks three commercial premises have been targeted; the Best-One Shop and Post Office on St Margaret’s Drive, The Co-Op on Ffordd Elen and Corbetts betting shop on Cefndy Road.

The offences happened at various times of the day and night.

Police are keeping an open mind as to whether these incidents involve one or more offenders.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call 101,