Local News & Archive — April 28, 2017 at 7:42 am — Updated: April 28, 2017 at 8:03 am

Kinmel Bay man faces trial over shop raids



A Kinmel Bay man has pleaded not guilty to a string of shop robberies across the Point FM area.

Alex Coxon denied holding up a Bargain Booze store in Rhyl and Premier Stores in Denbigh last November. Mold Crown Court heard the 20 year-old allegedly carried a machete in the Denbigh raid, which occurred six days after the first robbery.

Coxon also denied carrying out an attempted robbery at Apex Stores in Kinmel Bay last March. At an earlier hearing, prosecutors claimed three other men had been involved in the raids and over £3000 worth had been stolen.

The defence said police officers involved in the investigation would need to attend the trial but civilian witnesses who were robbed by someone would not. Judge Rhys Rowlands told the court he would extend the time limit in custody so that the defendant could be represented by the barrister of his choice.

Coxon was remanded in custody until Tuesday 3rd October – the trial is expected to last for up to four days.



Source: Rhyl Journal

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