Woman robbed outside Waterside bank

Police are appealing for information after a woman was robbed outside a bank in the Waterside.
Police are appealing for information after a woman was robbed outside a bank in the Waterside.

Police at Strand Road are appealing for information after a woman was robbed outside a bank in the Waterside area of Derry.

The incident occurred outside the Danske Bank at Altnagelvin at about noon on Monday.

A woman was entering the bank with a sum of money in a bag when a man grabbed it and ran off.

He is described as being about 5ft 8inches tall and of a slim build. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a black jacket and hat and a tartan scarf.

A number of men chased the man down Church Brae, but he made his escape through the gardens of houses.

Chief Inspector Ivor Morton said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw the man running away, or noticed him in the Belt Road area beforehand. We believe he was in the area for a time before the woman arrived at the bank. She was not physically hurt in the incident.”