A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of robbing Ashton Hayes post office brandishing an eight-inch knife.
Gareth Siarl Williams, 36, was arrested on Monday by North Wales Police in Liverpool on suspicion of the knife-point robbery and two similar robberies in North Wales when a blade was also used to threaten staff.
Sub-postmistress in Ashton Hayes Helen Rimmer, 57, was subjected to a terrifying ordeal at 9.20am on Saturday when an offender demanded she hand over cash from the till before escaping.
Williams is also charged with robberies in post offices in Llanddaniel, Anglesey on October 24 and Llanarmon yn Ial on October 31.
He appeared before Prestatyn magistrates yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear at Mold Crown Court next Friday.
OAP, 74, burgled
A PENSIONER watched in fear as a burglar searched her house for cash.
The 74-year-old was at home alone in Francis Street, Newtown, Chester, at 10pm on Wednesday when the raider broke in.
Police spokeswoman Shelley Williams said: “A male offender entered her house by forcing the rear door. He was dressed in dark clothes with a hood pulled tight around his face.
“He searched her house and stole a quantity of cash in the presence of the victim.”
He then made off towards the Brook Street area. Anyone who may have been in the surrounding areas who may have seen anything or has any information is urged to call Ryan Willis or Graeme Carvell at the Proactive Policing Team on 01244 615591, or anonymously on Crimestoppers: 0800555111.