Police appeal after armed robbery

Police in Pontypridd are appealing for information following an armed robbery at the ‘best-one’ shop on Pwllgwaun Road, Pontypridd.

A hooded man walked into the store just after 2pm on Friday, 13th December and demanded money from the shopkeeper.

He threatened him with what looked like a firearm, but made off when the shopkeeper lunged over the counter to grab the gun.

It is believed he headed towards a footpath which joins the cricket club with Barry Road.

The suspect has been described as being 5ft 10 with an average build. Most of his face was obscured with a black or grey hat that was pulled down to his eyes, and a black scarf which covered most of his face, but it is believed the suspect is white.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a grey hooded top, pale blue jeans and black gloves.

Acting Detective Inspector Phil Rees, said: “I want to commend the shopkeeper for his bravery, which no doubt ensured the suspect got away empty handed.

“We believe the person responsible was probably a local man who knows the area.

“Somebody has information about who did this, and we hope this CCTV will encourage people to come forward.”

Anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area that day, or who has information about who was responsible, is urged to call South Wales Police’s non emergency 101 number or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.