Locals nab knife-wielding robber

Last updated 10:58 09/07/2012

Relevant offers

Australia

Kiwi dad shot dead in Brisbane Anti-terror raids in Melbourne Gillard urges purpose from Labour Germaine Greer: The Duchess of Cambridge 'is too thin' Officers killed by Kelly gang honoured Australia trains for Islamic State mission Australia's climate stance condemned at summit The entire Australian web can be monitored Security crackdown is code for racial profiling MH370 search resumes, pushes further south

Angry shoppers have staged a citizen's arrest after chasing down a knife-wielding bandit who robbed a  Queensland pharmacy.

The bandit used a knife to threaten staff at the Rockhampton pharmacy on Sunday afternoon.

He stole some medication and fled, but shoppers incensed by the  bandit's brazen crime took off after him.

''Nearby shoppers chased the alleged man before a struggle ensued  and he was prevented from leaving the area until police arrived a  short time after,'' police said.

One of the shoppers suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Police later said a 27-year-old man had been charged with armed  robbery. He will face the Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content