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28 February, 2024

Police looking for 'good samaritan'

MAREEBA police are searching for a “good samaritan” who tried to help when a man allegedly tried to leave a bottle shop on Byrnes Street without paying for items.

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The incident occurred around 4.30pm on Saturday.

It is alleged that when the 32-year-old man tried to leave the shop, staff confronted him and were helped by the good Samaritan who, along with a staff member, attempted to subdue the alleged thief but were unsuccessful.

Police will allege the man proceeded to produce a large kitchen knife and carving fork before threatening staff and the good Samaritan, causing them to retreat.

The man left the area on a pushbike but he was located by police around 2pm on Sunday. He was charged with one count of armed robbery. 

Detectives would like the good Samaritan to contact them and quote the reference number QP2400281400 to get more information from the man.


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