Passers-by make citizens arrest as staff terrorised by man allegedly trashing Western Sydney cafe

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
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A man has trashed a cafe at Granville before being arrested.
A man has trashed a cafe at Granville before being arrested. Credit: Whereis.

Staff members were abused and patrons were ducking for cover as a man went on a rant and began throwing furniture inside a Western Sydney cafe.

Members of the public stepped in and pinned the man down on the sidewalk outside the restaurant before police arrived.

The alleged offender, who was on bail, was later charged after the furniture was upturned and staff inside the café on South Street, Granville were left shaken during the incident.

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Police were told the man had walked into the café and, allegedly without warning, threw a table and chairs over.

When two female employees, aged 55 and 26, intervened, the man allegedly threatened them.

A struggle ensued when police attempted to arrest the man, however, he was eventually handcuffed and taken to Granville Police Station where he was charged with:

• Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm

• Behave in offensive manner in/near public place/school, and

• Hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty.

He has also been charged with breach of bail.

The 37-year-old man, from Ashfield, was refused bail overnight and will appear in Parramatta Local Court later today.

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