Gardai investigate alleged extortion at betting shop in Lifford

Gardai in Lifford are investigating an alleged extortion at a betting shop in the town yesterday.

Gardai are stressing that no robbery or burglary took place.

The bookies shop, Toots Takes All, which is situated on Butcher Street in Lifford, recieved a call yesterday afternoon.

The man on the phone demanded that a member of staff put money into a bag.

The member of staff was then ordered to ring a taxi, and told that the taxi would then take the money to Donneyloop were it would be picked up by someone.

Gardai in Lifford are investigating and an incident room has been set up in Letterkenny Garda Station with a number of detectives involved.