Police have now charged a man over the alleged wounding of a security guard at a Gold Coast shopping centre last month.
The 19-year-old guard was allegedly slashed with a knife at Pacific Fair on November 7 while trying to stop a man who had stolen three expensive handbags from a luxury store.
The guard chased the alleged thief to the food court where he was forced to grab a fire extinguisher to protect himself.
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The man then allegedly lunged at the guard with the knife, inflicting a wound to his hand.
The security guard was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment, while the alleged thief fled via Hooker Boulevard.
Following an extensive investigation and a public appeal, detectives yesterday arrested a 25-year-old Kangaroo Point man.
He’s been charged with one count each of grievous bodily harm, enter premises and commit indictable offence and going armed to cause fear.
He was refused bail and is due to front Brisbane Magistrates Court today.