Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly commenting after the robbery of a bookmakers at the cross lanes between Elmwood Street and Beechwood Street on Wednesday night.
“Once again we are greeted with the news that a small business has been subjected to a robbery. This time last year there was a spate of robberies around the Christmas period, and this bookmakers was robbed on St Stephens Day.
Many small businesses are struggling to keep their doors open and providing much needed employment for local people.
The staff are only doing a day’s work and should not be subject to this type of threat and intimidation.
I would appeal to anyone with information on this robbery to bring it forward so that those responsible can be held to account by the justice system.”