Arrest after attempted off licence robbery

A man has been arrested following the attempted robbery of an off licence in Derry.

Police say the incident occurred at 9:45am today ( Aug 4) at an off licence on the Racecourse Road.

It is understood two males on a motorcycle pulled out of a nearby laneway and tried to grab a bag of money from a staff member standing outside the premises.

They made off after a short struggle. A motorcycle has been seized and a man in his 50s is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time. The telephone number to ring is 0845 600 8000. Alternatively information can be passed on anonymously through the ‘Crimestoppers’ charity on freephone 0800 555 111.