Jewellery shop attacker found, charged with attempted murder

UPDATE: Detectives investigating an incident at a jewellery store in Fortitude Valley on Friday have charged a man.

Just before 4pm a man entered a jewellery store on Wickham Street where he allegedly punched and stabbed a 62-year-old male staff member.

The staff member received injuries to his chest, face and arm and was transported to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a serious condition.

A 27-year-old Inala man has been charged with one count each of attempt to murder, enter premises with intent and armed robbery with violence. He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

FRIDAY: DETECTIVES are investigating an incident at a jewellery store in Fortitude Valley yesterday afternoon in which a man was stabbed a number of times.

Just before 4pm a man entered a jewellery store on Wickham Street and asked a male staff member to show him a ring. The staff member removed the item from the display to show the man when he was punched several times.

The offender then stabbed the staff member with an unknown weapon

The 62-year-old staff member received injuries to his chest, face and arm and was treated at the scene prior to being transported to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a serious condition.

The offender fled the store on foot and was last seen heading towards the City.

He is described as being of Asian appearance, aged in his 20's with short dark hair. He was wearing dark shorts, a dark hooded jumper and it is believed he was not wearing shoes at the time.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

 


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