Shop targeted in Derry owned by Bridgend businessman

It's emerged that a shop targeted by armed robbers in Derry on Tuesday night is owned by a businessman whose Donegal home was targeted last month.

Police in the city say their investigations are continuing, and are appealing for information.

Three masked men entered the premises in Great James Street on Tuesday evening at a quarter to ten.

One of them is thought to have had a gun, another was armed with a hammer and the third man had a knife.

A sum of money and a mobile phone were taken.

No one was physically injured in the robbery but a 16 year old member of staff was left badly shaken.

The three men were described as being about 5ft 11ins tall and had their faces partially covered.

It's emerged the shop is owned by Kevin Doherty, who was held at gunpoint in his Bridgend home almost three ago. His wife and 18 month daughter were also threatened.

He was forced to hand over a substantial sum of money on that occasion.