Fight over stolen booze


A MAN who grabbed a six-pack of bourbon from the Thirsty Camel outlet in Beach St, Frankston, was tackled by the shop assistant as he ran from the store, 8pm, Monday 6 June.

Detective Leading Senior Constable Helen Vanzetta, of Frankston CIU, said the shop assistant grappled with the knife-wielding thief and was “smacked on the left side of his face receiving a fractured cheekbone”.

Despite his injuries, the assistant managed to wrest three cans from the thief who then ran off.

The offender was described as Caucasian, 20-25, 175-180cm, medium build, brown hair and goatee beard. He was wearing a blue and black check long-sleeve jacket, hi-vis vest, runners and carrying a backpack.

The shop assistant was taken to Frankston Hospital for treatment.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

First published in the Frankston Times – 12 June 2017

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