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E-fit issued of man wanted in connection with armed robbery at Sketty wine merchants

By PaulTurner555  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

  • An e-fit of the person wanted in connection with the crime

  • Police at the scene of Dylan's Wine Merchants in Sketty

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POLICE investigating an armed robbery at a wine merchants' in Sketty have released an E-fit image of one of the men wanted in connection with the offence.

At 11.50am last Saturdayfeb2, two men dressed in distinctive fluorescent yellow workmen's clothing entered Dylan's Wine Merchants in Dillwyn Road.

One of them brandished a shotgun and demanded money from the shopkeeper.

They left the store with cash and made off in a van owned by the business which they stole from outside the premises.

The silver Renault van, which was branded with 'Dylan's Wine Merchants', was found about an hour later, a mile away in a lane in Briar Dene, Sketty Park, Swansea.

No-one was injured as a result of the incident.

Detective Inspector Darren George of Swansea CID said: "We are continuing our investigation into this incident and we have received information from a number of witnesses who were in the Sketty area on Saturday, February 2. Several active lines of enquiry are being pursued.

"I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the Dillwyn Road area of Sketty between 10am and 12.30pm on Saturday or the Briar Dene area of Sketty Park where the van was later deposited.

"This was the day of the Wales v Ireland rugby international and we know there were a number of people in the area who may have seen these two males in the distinctive fluorescent clothing.

"We have today released an E-fit of one of the assailants. Armed robberies remain very rare in the communities of South Wales. This is a direct appeal to any persons who may have information no matter how insignificant they may feel it is to please contact us direct, or Crimestoppers anonymously."

The male who was armed is described as being white, and between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins, and of an average build.

His accomplice was taller, between 6ft 2ins and 6ft 4ins and has been described as being of skinny build.

People with information can contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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5 comments

  • JohnSnelly  |  February 09 2013, 7:48PM

    JerryLew- What story? And what has me being local (which I'm not) got to do with my point? And thank you for your feedback. I was making the point that even if the shop did have CCTV it wouldn't see through a hood. I appreciate taking advice from people who use the term 'lol'. What was the content of your 'story'. I look forward to your educated and witty response.

  • JerryLew  |  February 09 2013, 5:36PM

    JohnSnelly - take it you are local - typical negative response - no content to story. gixer400 - lol

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  • gixer400  |  February 09 2013, 12:51PM

    It's the Tin Man off the yellow brick road.

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  • JohnSnelly  |  February 08 2013, 9:27PM

    JerryLew: Look at the photofit? Now do you know any CCTV system that sees through hoods?

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  • JerryLew  |  February 08 2013, 5:16PM

    Lets all hope this helps catch them. However surely the shop - got to be one of the best to visit in the area - must have cctv.

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