Community in shock after masked burglars terrify Llandudno Junction pensioner in house raid

Reporter:

James Wilde

An 87-year-old man has been left traumatised after three masked intruders raided his home armed with knives and baseball bats.

The offenders, who were all wearing dark clothing, entered a property on Walton Crescent in Llandudno Junction at 3.55pm last Friday (March 3).

The elderly man, whilst uninjured, was taken to hospital where he was treated for shock.

Councillor Mike Priestley, of Marl ward, grew up on Walton Crescent and was incensed at the treatment the victim had been put through.

“This is a despicable crime, it’s like something out of a film, I’m still in shock. The people who committed this crime are the lowest of the low and need locking up,” he said.

“I want them to think of their grandparents and how they would feel if they were put through this.

“I hope the guilt of what they have done lives with them for the rest of their lives.

“We should be looking up to and respecting our elderly residents, to put them through this is an act of cowardice.”

Cllr Priestley, whose father still lives on the road, said this crime is not representative of Llandudno Junction and that the community are joining together to support the 87-year-old.

“This sort of crime never happens in Llandudno Junction. I have already been contacted by others on the street offering to help.

”We as a community will offer him all the support we can in what is a difficult and distressing time.”

DI Chris Bell at St Asaph CID said: “I’d like to assure the local community that we are doing all we can to identify and arrest those concerned but we cannot do this alone and key is intelligence or information from the community. A silver estate car that made off from the area we now believe to be a Vauxhall Insignia and so if you saw this car in the area or know it’s whereabouts now contact police.”

”Crimes like this are fortunately rare and with the public’s help we need to ensure that remains so.”

If you can help contact police via the web live chatwww.north-wales. police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 and quote V030139.

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