Knife-wielding shoplifter arrested in dramatic scenes on the Gold Coast

A MAN who allegedly stole two knives from a shop at Biggera Waters has been arrested by police in dramatic scenes.

The man allegedly stole the blades from a supermarket at the Metro Markets shopping centre around 12.30pm.

He was confronted by the store manager and allegedly swung one of the knives at her, “nicking” her on the thigh.


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The man then allegedly sprinted out of the store and bolted through a number of residential yards before scaling a fence and inadvertently running into the arms of police.

Police tell myGC the man was carrying a knife in each hand when they cornered him in a street nearby.

The armed offender complied with police orders to drop the weapons and was arrested without incident.

Police say media reports suggesting the man was tasered are false.

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