Police hunt rolling pin-wielding robbers in Halloween masks
POLICE are hunting for three Halloween mask wearing raiders who assaulted and robbed young shop workers.
However, the trio did leave a clue behind — a rolling pin.
The three robbers entered the rear of the Spar store on Carmarthen Road, Waun Wen, Swansea, and assaulted two members of staff before making off with cash and a Samsung mobile phone.
A member of staff at the shop said: “There were two young boys working here at the time and both were a assaulted, one has a fractured cheekbone. They are both shaken up.”
Asked about the robbery itself, she added: “They got away with money but not a lot.”
The suspects were wearing hooded tops with balaclavas and Halloween-type masks.
The robbery happened around 10.45pm on Saturday, and police are appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information about the suspects or a car which was seen leaving the scene, to come forward.
South Wales Police detective Sergeant Carl Price, of Swansea CID, said: “During ths robbery one of the suspects has left a wooden rolling pin at the scene which was used to threaten the staff.
“We are appealing to the public for any information in relation to this incident and to anyone who may have knowledge of the rolling pin left behind at the scene.
“A dark-coloured Ford Focus was seen to make off from the area and drive off up Carmarthen Road in the direction of Cwmbwrla.”
Can you help? Contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111