Police charge man after shoplifting and spitting at a supermarket employee – Marrickville

A man has been charged after allegedly shoplifting and spitting at an employee at a Marrickville supermarket this week.

Police were called to a supermarket at a shopping centre on Victoria Road, about 2.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 19 May 2020), following reports a man spat on an employee.

Police have been told, the man left the store after allegedly failing to pay for some items, and when confronted by the 26-year-old male employee, spat on him.

Following inquiries, a 40-year-old man was arrested by officers from Inner West and Leichhardt’s Police Area Command’s at a Broadway shopping centre 9.20am today (Wednesday 20 May 2020).

He was taken to Newtown Police Station and charged with shoplifting and common assault.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Wednesday 20 May 2020).

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