Knife robbery ordeal for female shop worker

A female shop worker has been robbed of cash and cigarettes by a man brandishing a knife in Co Londonderry.

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 11:58 am

Police said the robbery took place at a shop in Limavady’s Anderson Avenue on Saturday evening, and that the staff member has been left badly shaken but otherwise uninjured.

A PSNI spokesman said: “A man, armed with a knife and wearing blue disposable gloves and a disposable face mask, entered the shop at around 10.20pm on Saturday evening, climbed over the counter and threatened a female staff member.

“A sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes and tobacco was handed over to the man who then left the shop and made off from the scene on foot.

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“The staff member was left badly shaken following the incident but not physically injured.

“The suspect was wearing navy jogging bottoms, Airway trainers, a green hooded top and was carrying a white plastic carrier bag.”

Police have asked anyone with information about the robbery to call officers at Limavady on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 2346 19/06/21, or submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form here.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at