Local Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue commenting after the attempted robbery of a shop in the Westland Street area on Sunday afternoon,
said “This must have been a very frightening experience for anyone caught up in this. Sadly this is the third local shop targeted in recent months.
“There is only so much the owners of such premises can do to protect staff and their businesses against these criminals preying on our communities.
“I would urge any local resident with the slightest piece of information about anyone acting suspiciously in the area on Sunday afternoon to bring it forward.