Masked gang armed with bats or bars robs staff arriving for work


Staff arriving for work at a Londonderry business early on Thursday (January 8) managed to escape a masked gang armed with bats or iron bars who nonetheless managed to steal a sum of money from the workers’ car.

Detectives at Strand Road are appealing for information about the robbery in the Pennyburn area.

Detective Inspector David McQuade said it occurred shortly after 5am.

A number of masked men approached staff arriving at business premises.

They appeared to be carrying bats or iron bars.

The staff members made their escape, however the gang stole money from their car. Neither of the staff members was injured.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw a group of four or five men in the Pennyburn Industrial Estate.

Information can be given on the police non-emergency number, 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.