Detectives at Strand Road in Derry are investigating the report of a robbery at commercial premises in the Drumleck Drive area of the city.
Detective Sergeant Richard Donnell said: “We received a report around 7:45pm on Monday (13th May) that two males with their faces covered entered a shop a short time earlier, between 7:30pm and 7:40pm.
“When one of the men tried to gain access behind the counter and was stopped by a staff member, the second man produced a golf club and used it to smash a glass counter.
“This was a very distressing ordeal for the staff member. While she was not physically injured, she was left shaken.
“A 20-year-old man has since been charged with a number of offences, including attempted robbery and criminal damage. He is due to appear at Londonderry Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 18 May.
“Enquiries are ongoing and I want to appeal to anyone who may have been in the Drumleck Drive area between 7:30pm and 7:45pm and saw two males acting suspiciously, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, to contact detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1325 of 13/05/19.
“Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”