Shop worker robbed at knife-point

A shop worker has been threatened at knifepoint during a robbery in Londonderry.

It happened at around 21:05 BST on Wednesday when a man went into a shop on Great James Street.

He is described as being between 18 and 20 years old, between 5'10" and 6'0" tall, of slim build, with dark fair hair.

He was wearing an orange hooded top and had a local accent.

Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper called for anyone with information to give it to the police.

He said: "This robbery, in which a knife was used, will undoubtedly have caused great stress and trauma for the member of staff.

"Any robbery is an extremely traumatic event for the victims. Such attacks are completely reprehensible and those who would involve themselves in this type of activity can have no place in society.

"Those who would carry out such actions do so without any care for those they may hurt in the process, nor with any regard for the wider community."