Man arrested after Advantage director’s shop robbed

A man has been arrested following a knifepoint robbery at an independent agency run by Advantage director Tim Brookes-Parry.

The robber entered the Prestatyn branch of family-run Apex Travel and threatened staff with a blade before making off with a small amount of money.

Brookes-Parry said he was thankful nobody had been hurt. He said: “The money is irrelevant. What’s important is the welfare of the staff. They have been very strong and are now struggling to get back to normal.”

A 44-year-old man is reported to have been arrested last Thursday in connection with the raid and charged with robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and being unlawfully at large from prison.

Brookes-Parry also highlighted the importance of having security measures and procedures up to date for all agents.

He revealed that very soon after the robbery he was contacted by Advantage leisure director Julia Lo Bue-Said to find out more about what had happened.

“It’s a kind of neighbourhood watch scheme which Advantage and other businesses are working together on, through which best practice on preventing robberies and protecting staff is shared.”

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