Police lay charges – Armed with offensive weapon – Malak

Northern Territory Police have arrested and charged two people in relation to disorderly behaviour at a supermarket last night.

At around 6:50pm, it is alleged a 33-year-old female entered the store and stole a number of items before being confronted by the male owner.

The owner removed the items from the offender, and it is alleged the female has assaulted him with an edged weapon.

The owner then allegedly armed himself with a blunt weapon and ushered the female out of the store, where she allegedly assaulted him again. The owner defended himself by striking the female with the weapon.

The female then fled across the road and together with a 29-year-old male, began about striking the supermarket doors.

Police arrived and arrested both offenders. Strike Force Trident Detectives later charged the 29-year-old male with:

  • 1 x Disorderly behaviour in a public place
  • 1 x Armed with offensive weapon

He was bailed to face Darwin Local Court on 20 May 2021.

The female was initially conveyed to Royal Darwin Hospital for assessment and was later charged with:

  • 1 x Recklessly endangering serious harm
  • 1 x Make a threat to kill a person
  • 2 x Armed with an offensive weapon
  • 1 x Trespass
  • 1 x Stealing
  • 2 x Damage to property

She was remanded in custody to face Darwin Local Court today.

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