Masked man robs Culmore business armed with hammer

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Detectives in Strand Road are appealing for information following an armed robbery last night.

At around 7:20pm, it was reported that a masked male broke into two vehicles parked in the Lenamore Road area. The male then left the area in another vehicle.

Shortly before 7:40pm, it was reported that a male damaged a front window of business premises at the Culmore Road area with a hammer.

The male is then reported to have entered another premises in the area armed with a hammer.

A member of staff was threatened during the incident, but was not harmed. It is believed that a sum of money was taken during the incident.

The male made off in a waiting car driven by another male towards the Shantallow area. Enquiries are continuing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact CID at Strand Road police station on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.