Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has condemned the attempted robbery of a mobile shop in the Carnhill area of Derry on Monday night.
Two youths armed with iron bars went on a wrecking spree as they tried to rob the shop.
Detectives at Strand Road in Derry today launched an appeal for information about the attempted robbery.
Detective Inspector David McQuade said: “At around 8pm on Monday 2nd, two youths carrying iron bars entered the shop and demanded money from staff members.
“They are not thought to have received any, but wrecked the shelves.
“They split up after the incident, with one heading towards Carnhill to the green area at the rear of the College, and the other making for Collon Lane towards Slievemore.”
Colr. Duffy said it “must have been a very frightening experience for anyone caught up in this ordeal”.
“Whoever carried out this attack are enemies of our community and must not be allowed to terrorise people attempting to provide a service for the people of the area,” she said.
“I would appeal for anyone with even the slightest piece of information to come forward straight away to the police in Derry.”
Anyone with information is asked to telephone the police non-emergency number, 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.