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Masked armed raider strikes at Swansea takeaway

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 17, 2012

By jason evans

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POLICE have launched a manhunt after a robber believed to be armed with a handgun and wearing a Hallowe'en mask held up a Swansea takeaway.

A similar incident also took place in Gorslas earlier the same night and police forces for both areas are working together, although the incidents were not confirmed to be linked last night.

The attacker in the Swansea incident burst into the Shar Tandoori in Trallwn, threatened staff and then made off with cash from the till.

Police said a gold-coloured Vauxhall Vectra car was seen to drive away from the scene at around the same time, and they are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Darren George of Swansea CID said: "An investigation into the incident has been launched and I am appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity and witnessed the robbery to come forward.

"Moments after the robbery a gold-coloured Vauxhall Vectra vehicle was seen to drive away at high speed along Trallwn Road in the general direction of Peniel Green Road.

He added: "We are doing all we can to apprehend this man with a number of active lines of inquiry on going."

The robbery happened at around 10.45pm on Thursday night.

Police have issued a description of a man they want to talk to. He is described as 5ft 7in tall, of a medium build, and wearing a black hooded top and a black plastic Halloween mask with white colouring around the eyes, nose and cheeks.

Anyone who has information should call South Wales Police on 101.

The second, earlier, robbery happened at Gorslas Service Station near Cross Hands and also involved a man possibly wearing a Halloween mask who threatened the cashier with what appeared to be a gun.

Anyone who used the garage or was in the area between 9.30pm and 10.15pm is asked to call 101.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 17 2012, 4:11PM

    Hope he gets caught before he hurts someone, or before someone hurts him!!!!

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  • Lunkhed  |  November 17 2012, 2:45PM

    Times are always austere for drug users.

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  • torquemada  |  November 17 2012, 10:03AM

    "Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat please put a penny in the poor man's hat" A sign of our austere times perhaps. And incidents like this will only increase I shouldn't wonder remember, for xmas, be pure, be vigilant, behave

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