Detective Constable Ritchie said; “At around 7.30pm on Thursday 15 June, it was reported that two men had approached a shop on Skegoniel Avenue.
“One male entered the premises demanding money, while the other kept watch outside.
“A female employee managed to scare the would-be robbers off by calling out for help. Both males then fled empty handed in the direction of Northwood.
“The employee was left shaken by the experience.
“We are appealing for anyone with information about this crime or who may have witnessed the incident, to contact detectives at Musgrave Street Station on 101 quoting incident reference 1131 of 15 June 2017.
“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.”