Two men, one armed with a large kitchen knife, tried to hold up the store around 5.45 pm.
But they fled empty handed when a female shop worker hit the panic alarm which went off inside and outside the shop.
Said Cllr Logue: “This must have been a very frightening experience for anyone caught up in this. Sadly this is the third local shop targeted in recent months.
“There is only so much the owners of such premises can do to protect staff and their businesses against these criminals preying on our communities.
“I would urge any local resident with the slightest piece of information about anyone acting suspiciously in the area on Sunday afternoon to bring it forward.”
The PSNI at Strand Road have appealed for the public’s help in catching the pair.
Detective Sergeant Richard Donnell said: “We received a report around 5.50pm that just minutes earlier, at approximately 5.45pm, two males had entered a shop on Westland Street.
“One of the suspects, reported to have worn a black jacket with the hood pulled up and of a slim build and had a scarf covering the lower half of his face, is reported to have brandished a knife.
“The second suspect is reported to have worn a purple-coloured tracksuit top that was pulled up over his face.
“The suspect armed with a knife is reported to have used it to damage the shop till and a screen covering a food counter. Both suspects left the shop on foot, empty-handed.
“Thankfully, none of the staff or customers in the shop at the time were injured.
“However, this must have been a distressing ordeal for them.
“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area… and saw what happened, or anyone who knows anything about the incident, to contact detectives in Strand Road on 101, quoting reference number 1055 of 12/05/19.
“Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”