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 crimestoppersvic.om.au