Detectives in Derry/Londonderry investigating a robbery at a bookmakers on Lecky Road in the city on Saturday, 26th March have renewed their appeal for information.

A man, described as being around 6’2” tall and wearing a grey-hooded top and dark-coloured bottoms, entered the shop at around 4:10pm and approached the counter area where he struck a screen with an unidentified object. The suspect demanded a staff member hand over cash. A sum of money was handed over to the man who then fled.

As part of the investigation into this incident, detectives at Strand Road have since arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of robbery. He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Lavery said: "This was a despicable incident which must have been terrifying for the staff member. While the staff member wasn't physically hurt, you can imagine how distressing this ordeal has been for them.

"I'm appealing to anyone with information, or anyone who was driving on the Lecky Road at the time of the incident, and who may have captured dash-cam footage, to contact our detectives at Strand Road."

The number to call is 101, quoting reference number 1167 26/03/22. A report can be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via

or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.