Woman fends of thief with milk crate during attempted robbery

Police are on the hunt for a man who tried to hold up a take away restaurant in Tanah Merah last night.

The man stormed the Tansey Drive establishment around 7.40pm a armed with what appeared to be a handgun.

He demanded money from the woman working behind the counter and leaned forward to try and reach for the cash register.


But the woman wouldn’t give up the money without a fight, striking the wannabe-thief with a milk crate while screaming for help.

A man working in the restaurant came to the woman’s aid and the offender fled on foot along Tansey Drive towards Drews Road.

The man is described as Caucasian, 175-180 centimetres tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black and grey jacket and has his face covered.

No money was taken and no one was physically injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.