28 year-old male to appear in Court on a number of charges in relation to an armed robbery

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Police in the North have charged a 28 year-old male with a number of offenses relating to an armed robbery in Derry.

A shop in the Westland Street area of the city was targeted in the early hours of Saturday morning.

At around 1.45am yesterday morning a masked male, armed with a knife and a hammer, entered a shop on Westland Street and threatened staff.

The suspect demanded money from the till before making off with a sum of cash.

The 28 year-old male will appear before Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow charged with robbery, two counts of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and common assault.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid thanked the local community for their help and assistance in the investigation.