Shots fired during armed robbery in Londonderry

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Shots have been fired during an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Londonderry.

A man, whose face was covered with a hood and scarf, entered the shop at St Francis Terrace just before 19:00 GMT on Monday night.

He demanded money from a staff member and fired two shots. No-one was injured.

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper said it was "a very worrying development, as it's the second robbery of a business in the locality in just over 48 hours."

He added: "Any robbery is an extremely traumatic event for the victims. The criminals who carry them out do so without any care for those they may hurt in the process, nor with any regard for the wider community."

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area on Monday night and witnessed the incident to contact them.

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