A SUPERMARKET attendant had soft drink poured on her and a bottle thrown at her head during a shoplifting incident in Mentone, 7.35pm, Monday 11 September.
Police said five teenagers – three females and two males – entered the Woolworth’s store and stole three energy drinks which they hid in the girls’ handbags.
At the checkout, the attendant asked them to open their handbags while another customer sided with her. The girls pushed past them and all five let fly with a barrage of abuse, taunting both the attendant and the customer.
The attendant followed them outside but, when she turned to walk back in, one of the teenagers poured the drink over her and then allegedly threw the bottle at her head. CCTV footage is being examined for evidence.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Constable Nick Barrett, at Cheltenham uniform, 9583 9767.