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Two arrested after attempted robbery of woman at ATM in Londonderry


Police are appealing for information following the report of an attempted robbery in Derry/Londonderry on Tuesday 3 August.


Constable McCann said: “We received a report, of an incident that occurred a short time before 5.00pm in the Strand Road / Sackville Street area of the city.


“It was reported that a woman, when stopped at an ATM, was distracted by a female and subsequently pushed up against the wall by a male. The two, using physical force, attempted to grab her handbag.


“A 23-year-old man and 24-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.


“The victim has understandably been left shaken, and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this, or who may have captured dash cam footage, to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 1383 of 03/08/21.


A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport


Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org