Police say a fire broke out at a convenience store in Rhyl after two men broke in using power tools.
Emergency services were called out to a row of flats above Cefndy Stores on Cefndy Road at just after 2.25am on Wednesday morning.
Just a few minutes beforehand, the men broke into an unoccupied flat and then made their way into the shop in an attempt to break into the ATM machine. Both the flat and the shop caught fire during the burglary – it’s not known if any cash was stolen.
The store has been badly damaged by the fire and the flats have suffered heat and smoke damage, but no one was injured. The area has been cordoned off by crime scene investigators – the exact cause of the blaze is still to be determined.
Up to four crews were called out to tackle the fire – including two from Rhyl and two more from Prestatyn and Abergele.
Anyone with information about the burglary should contact DS Elfyn Hughes at St Asaph CID on 101, quoting reference no. RC16173658.