Thug armed with a 30cm knife storms a Perth deli and steals $800 worth of cigarettes as terrified workers run for their lives
- Staff at Hamilton Hill deli, Perth, were forced to flee the store during a robbery
- On Thursday morning a large man armed with a knife stole the deli’s cigarettes
- Store worker Lily said he pointed the knife at her and her boss and said ‘rob’
- Police are investigating the incident but the thief remains on the run
A man wielding a 30cm-long knife stormed a deli and stole up to $800 worth of cigarettes as terrified staff ran for their lives.
Two female workers at the Ducks Deli Lunch Bar in Hamilton Hill, Perth, fled the store at about 9.20am on Thursday after the man clad in a hoodie ran behind the counter.
One of the staff, Lily, said the man pointed the knife at her and her boss.
‘I saw a man with a hoodie tied tight around his head so you could barely see his face, and a surgical mask, come inside and I thought he was a customer, so I was about to serve him and then he got a knife out pointed it at us,’ she told The West.
‘He held it up in one hand and held a bag up in the other and said ”rob”. That’s all he said and then he ran past us and opened the cupboard with the cigarette behind the counter.’
Two female workers at the Ducks Deli Lunch Bar in Hamilton Hill, Perth, fled the store at about 9.20am on Thursday after the man clad in a hoodie and holding a knife ran behind the counter
Lily and her boss were able to flee once the man turned his back.
‘We didn’t know what he was going to do next so we decided to run. I was so scared,’ she said.
The thief fled the store and police were called but the man remains on the run.
Detectives are urging anyone with information into the man’s identity to come forward.
The man is seen holding the large knife and fled the store with up to $800 worth of cigarettes
The man is described as light-skinned and of large build.
He was wearing a red hoodie, a black jacket with a white sleeve and a light blue sleeve, black tracksuit pants and black and white shoes at the time.
Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.