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WATCH: £2,000 pub burglary suspects caught on CCTV

By Sue Austin | Chirk | Crime | Published:

Burglars stole more than £2,000 when they broke into a pub while the landlord slept.

Stills of the suspected burglars taken from the CCTV footage

Mark Jones from the Stanton House pub, in Chirk, said the thieves took a safe containing £1,500 and £600 belonging to a community group, mainly elderly people.

He has released CCTV of two men acting suspiciously outside the pub on the Holyhead Road.

WATCH CCTV footage of the break-in here:

Mr Jones said he had never had a break-in over his 17 years in charge of the pub.

He said the thieves broke in at about 3am on Wednesday.

"I was upstairs but neither me nor the dog heard a thing.

"They didn't break any windows or set off any alarms and they were in and out very quickly.

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"We think a very small guy came through a window at the back of the pub then crawled along the floor to avoid the motion sensors and let the other bloke in.

"The money that's gone includes £600 from the bingo club. Its more of a social club with mainly older people in it.

"We have sent the CCTV to the police and are asking anyone with information to contact the local police on 101."

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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