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Update: North Wales Police launches manhunt after Queensferry shop robbery

POLICE are hunting for a man who stole a number of items during a robbery at a Queensferry shop.

The incident took place at The Gold Shop in Station Road shortly before 10am today (Tuesday).

No-one was injured during the incident.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “Police were alerted to an incident at The Gold Shop in Station Road, Queensferry, at 9.52am.

“The male offender has made off with a number of items. No-one was hurt during the incident and police are at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing and no more information is available at present.”

Queensferry councillor David Wisinger said police helicopters had been circling above Sandycroft.

He added: “There are lots of police about. I’m shocked that something like this has happened in Queensferry.”

Sarah King from the Oasis Hair Company on Station Road said: “We’ve never had any trouble in here and we’ve been here for 10 years. I’m surprised someone would rob the place in broad daylight.

“I thought it had happened overnight at first – they’re obviously brave or stupid.

“The police helicopter has been out and we’ve heard police have been stopping and searching people around Shotton, so they must have run away on foot.”

One business owner on Station Road, who did not want to be named, said: “I heard it happened at 9.45am. I thought that was pretty early to rob a shop, they wouldn’t have had much time to earn money or collect gold from people would they?”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 (if in Wales); 0845 6071001 (Welsh language line); 0845 6071002 (English) or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.