Masked men threaten staff member at gun point

A member of staff has been threatened by masked and armed men and a petrol bomb thrown during an attack on business premises in Derry.

The petrol bomb, which struck the roof of a nearby house, was thrown during the incident at Strabane Old Road last night (July 25).

Police say no one was injured.

A PSNI spokesman says the incident occurred shortly after 11pm.

He said: “At around 11:10pm, it was reported that two armed masked men entered business premises.

“One man threatened a member of staff during the incident, but no one was injured during the incident.

“It is believed that a petrol bomb was thrown, which struck the roof of a house in the area and landed in front of a police vehicle. No one was injured.”

Sinn Fein councillor Lynn Fleming condemned the incident.

“I would like to make it clear to those responsible for last night’s incident, that the local community in the Top of the Hill area do not want these actions taking place on their streets and those behind them need to stop.

“We are in a new era, we are creating a new society for the younger generation and there can be no place for this type of vigilante activity.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact police at Strand Road on 0845 600 8000 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111