Police investigating Brunswick theft and assault

Police are investigating a theft and unlawful assault at a supermarket and adjoining liquor store in Brunswick late last month.

CCTV of a man police believe can 'assist with their investigation.' IMAGE: Victoria Police/Supplied.

Detectives understand a man entered a supermarket, which is part of a shopping complex on Sydney Road, about 11:30am on 30 August.

He allegedly stole food items and left but returned about an hour later.

Two staff members, a male and female, followed the man in the store asking him to leave.

The offender has walked into a liquor shop attached to the supermarket.

He has rushed at the female staff member and punched her before grabbing a bottle of wine and leaving with the victim suffering minor facial injuries.


The alleged offender police describe as a man believed to be aged in his late 30’s to early 40s, medium height, solid build, with a distinctive neck tattoo.

He was wearing an over-sized black hooded jacket, black calf-length pants and a baseball cap worn back-to-front.

Anyone who recognises the man or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au.