Police arrest Shipley’s Wrexham robber

Police arrest Shipley's Wrexham robber
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North Wales Police have confirmed the arrest of a man thought to be behind an attempted armed robbery at Shipley’s Amusement Arcade in Wrexham.

 

The incident occurred on the evening of 20 September, and saw the suspect threaten staff at the Regent Street venue with a knife.

“We received reports that a man had entered Shipley’s Amusement Arcades on Regent Street in possession of a knife and demanding cash,” said a North Wales Police spokesperson.

“A man was arrested a short time later, on suspicion of robbery and possession of a knife. The knife was recovered by officers, along with a quantity of cash.”

Reporting on the robbery attempt, the Craddock Leader stated: “North Wales Police received a call about the incident shortly after 8pm on Monday.”

Arcades have long been viewed by Welsh criminals as a fruitful target, with Caesars Palace arcade in Barry Island the site of a robbery in July, after two men broke into a cabinet using bolt cutters hidden in a pram.

Two months previous, arcade thief Liam Dorrian was given a six month suspended sentence by Cardiff Crown Court after stealing £1,000 in coins from Stardust Amusements in Newport.


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