Police investigating an armed robbery at the Co-Op store in Pontcymmer near Bridgend have charged a man.
Gavin Brian Williams has been charged with with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.
Williams, 34, is from Llangynwyd near Maesteg and has been remanded in custody by Bridgend Magistrates.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the robbery and want to hear from anyone who may have any information concerning this incident and who has not yet come forward.
We have charged one man in connection with this offence and are still investigating what was an extremely traumatic event for the victims.
While we have already made one arrest we are still appealing for anyone who may have any information to contact us.
Police in Bridgend are appealing for information following an armed robbery which happened at the Co-Op store on Victoria Street, Pontycymer.
At just after 6am, on Monday, 16th November two men wearing balaclavas, armed with a crow bar and a hammer, confronted the manager of the store at the side entrance to the shop.
The manager - and two other shop workers - were tied up, and the two men demanded to know where the shop’s safe was kept.
Over £2000 in cash was stolen by the men, along with cigarettes and scratch cards. A cash register hard drive was also taken.
It was a nasty robbery and I believe those responsible are from the area.
They have acted with total disregard for the importance of the shop to people in the village and absolutely no care for the welfare of the poor victims who have been left traumatised by what they have been through.
Somebody will know something and I am urging them to do the right thing by their community and call us.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101.
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Passengers due to travel between Cardiff Central and Bridgend may face delays of up to 45 minutes today due to safety checks.
Checks are being made to the westbound line at St. Georges which are causing the delays.
There is no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
Disruption between Cardiff Central and #Bridgend due to safety checks causing delays of up to 45 minutes
Due to a track safety inspection between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, services on the Swansea bound line may be delayed by 30 minutes.
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55-year-old Clive Kemeys was last seen at his home address at around 11PM. He's described as being white, five feet eleven inches tall and of slight build with short, grey hair.
Anyone with any information is urged to call South Wales Police on 101.
Delays of up to 40 minutes are being reported on Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Bridgend due to a fault with the track.
Services will either divert via the Vale of Glamorgan line or terminate at Cardiff Central.
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