A cash-in-transit driver has been robbed at gunpoint by two men in Co Derry.
The incident happened outside a filling station on Clooney Road in Greysteel at around midday on Saturday.
Two men, one said to be armed with a handgun, got away with a cash box containing money.
Both suspects fled on foot towards houses on the opposite side of the road, in the St Columbas Walk area.
The driver of the van was not injured but has been left shaken by the frightening ordeal.
Detective Sergeant Wallace said: “This was a brazen and despicable act that was carried out at a busy time when there would have been a number of customers in the forecourt of the premises.
“There would also have been a steady flow of traffic travelling through Greysteel at the time, and I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area, or who saw two males matching the descriptions of the suspects in the moments after the robbery to call us.
“I am also asking any drivers who were in the area, particularly those who may have captured footage on their dash cams to call police on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference 511 of 16/03/19.”
Information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Sinn Fein councillor Dermot Nicholl said: “I condemn this reprehensible attack in which a sum of money was stolen at gun-point from a cash-in-transit van at a filling station in Greysteel.
“Thankfully no one was injured, however, this must have been a terrifying ideal for the driver of the van and others in the area at that time.
“I would urge anyone with any information to bring it forward to the PSNI.”Tags: