The shocking moment heartless shoplifters strip the shelves of a corner shop targeted every day by thieves – with one worker STOMPED on the head when he tried to stop them
- Footage shows repeated incidents of theft in a Brisbane CBD Ezymart
- Owner Ash Magableh said the attacks on his store have ‘traumatised’ his staff
- The store owner said attacks and theft by youths happened ‘every day’
- One of his staff members allegedly had his head jumped on by violent youths
A convenience store owner says he’s been the victim of relentless and violent shoplifting attacks – as disturbing footage shows the moment his store workers were physically assaulted.
Brisbane CBD Ezymart owner Ash Magableh said the incessant attacks on his store have pushed him to the brink as he struggles to make enough money to make ends meet.
Mr Magableh said he would like to quit the industry altogether if he didn’t have so many ‘responsibilities’.
‘Imagine someone (stealing from your) shop when you haven’t even finished payments. I haven’t finished the payment … for the shop fitting,’ he told A Current Affair.
He alleges almost all of his staff have been attacked and robbed during shifts.
‘My staff and me, we’ve been abused every day, especially when we catch the kids stealing,’ Magableh said.
Mr Magableh’s Ezymart store has been the target of a spate of recent alleged violent robberies
Mr Magableh’s staff have allegedly been attacked by violent youths – one unidentified worker had his head jumped on by shoplifters during one of the assaults (pictured)
One alleged attack left a worker at the store traumatised and hospitalised after bandits jumped on his head for seven minutes.
The staff member was left with a huge laceration and 14 broken bones, the injuries requiring an operation.
CCTV footage shows the brazen attacks thieves have been making on his shop.
Some walk in and steal a few items from the racks before casually walking out again.
Others dash in and out before staff can stop them.
Many thieves make the attendants’ lives hell in the process – verbally abusing them, destroying displays, and even getting physical before they leave the store.
Mr Magableh said most of his employees are afraid to work past 8pm anymore.
He has also lost six employees in the last few weeks, he said.
The convenience store owner had a message for shoplifters in his stores.
‘They don’t have to steal. If you’re hungry sometimes, ask us. We’re happy to help,’ he said.