Woman badly shaken after being injured by knife-wielding robber

A woman has been left badly shaken after being injured by a knife-wielding robber in Londonderry.

Thursday, 30th November 2017, 12:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 12:48 pm
Police have appealed for information

Police said they investigating a report of an armed robbery at commercial premises in Shipquay Place on Wednesday.

At approximately 11.30pm a male, brandishing what is believed to be a knife, entered the premises and demanded that the staff member hand over money.

A struggle then ensued between the staff member and the male. The male then made off from the premises with a sum of money. The member of staff received a minor injury to her hand. She was left very badly shaken by this ordeal.

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Detective Sergeant Raymond Phelan has appealed to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1541 29/11/17.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.