A MAN has been conning women into helping him before turning on them.
Over the last few days, police have received reports of a distressed man telling women he needs help after being assaulted.
He asks for cash before becoming threatening.
On one occasion he tried to grab a woman’s handbag and pushed her over.
She suffered minor injuries.
The incidents have happened around lunchtime in and around Norfolk Street, Foyle Street and Hendon Road.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and is currently in police custody.