Man arrested following car theft and robbery of postal van

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 15:16 -- Editor

Detectives at Strand Road are appealing for information following a spate of linked incidents in Derry/Londonderry this morning (Thursday, 19 November).

Shortly before 8:45am it was reported that two men stole a Silver Fiesta from outside a house in the Clon Elagh area.  A few minutes after it was stolen it was reported this car collided with another vehicle on Buncrana Road before making off.  It is then believed that around 9:25am two men driving a silver Fiesta approached the driver of the postal van in the Bligh Gardens area and threatened him before removing parcels and making off towards the Bogside.  The Silver Fiesta was the subsequently abandoned at Miller Street where an attempt was made to set it on fire. A man has since been arrested in connection with these incidents and is currently in custody.