Police hunt armed robbers following Swansea shop shotgun raid
Police are hunting for armed robbers who threatened shop staff with a shotgun before making-off with hundreds of pounds in takings.
The men struck at Dylan's Wine Merchants in Sketty, Swansea, and made their getaway in the firm's van.
Officers say the shopkeeper has been left "very shaken" by the ordeal, and they are urging anyone with information to come forward.
In particular, detectives are appealing to anyone who has suspicions about somebody with a shotgun to contact them.
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The robbers - wearing high-vis jackets - struck just before midday yesterday, walking into the Dillwyn Road shop brandishing the firearm.
After threatening the shopkeeper and taking the money they then made their getaway in Dylan's silver Renault van, which was found abandoned an hour later in a lane at Briar Dene in Sketty Park.
South Wales Police Detective Chief Inspector Steve Benson-Davison said:
"Tankfully the shopkeeper wasn't injured but he has been through an ordeal and is very shaken.
"We want the public's help and are appealing to anybody who may have noticed anything suspicious, however insignificant it may seem, to contact us.
"We are also sure that there are people out there who know who did this. They may have suspicions about somebody they know who has a shotgun, which may or may not be a replica, or they might have come across fluorescent clothing which may be out of the ordinary."
He added: "Armed robbery is an offence not often committed within the communities of South Wales, and I wouldlike to reassure the residents of Swansea that we have a team of specialist officers working hard to locate these men. We are doing everything we can to find who is responsible."
Police have issued descriptions of two men they want to talk to.
The first is described as between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall, with an "average build", while the second is between 6ft 2in and 6ft 4in and of a skinny build. Both men were wearing fluorescent jackets and trousers.
*Can you help? Call South Wales Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously in 0800 555111