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Gungahlin Big W blowout as brawl breaks out after women stopped fro allegedly stealing items

Unbelievable moment a woman pushing a PRAM is embroiled in a violent brawl after she is spotted stealing from a Big W

  • Violent brawl broke out at Gungahlin Big W north of Canberra on Thursday
  • Customer alleged to have tried to leave store with pram full of unpaid items
  • Mobile phone footage showed staff and security stop the woman at the exit
  • Wild scuffle broke out and items spilled out of pram during tug-of-war of stroller 

A violent brawl broke out at a busy shopping centre after a customer allegedly tried to use a pram to steal goods.

Stunned shoppers looked on as two women lashed out at security staff at the Big W in Gungahlin, north of Canberra, on Thursday.

Witness Rachel Rice captured the shocking scuffle with her mobile phone and told Daily Mail Australia the women grew aggressive at staff.

‘I watched one of the women punch a staff member in the head when she tried to intervene,’ she said. 

A violent brawl broke out a busy shopping centre after a customer allegedly tried to steal a pram full of items

A staff member manages to rip the blanket off exposing the pram full of stolen goods which started spilling over the floor

A staff member manages to rip the blanket off exposing the pram full of stolen goods which started spilling over the floor

Video footage of the incident shows a woman wearing a body warmer and black jeans pushing pram with a yellow blanket draped over the top. 

Aware that the woman is trying to steal, security staff formed a line at the exit of the store in a bid to stop her from leaving.

She tries to go around them before one rips off the blanket exposing the stolen goods. 

‘Get her, get her, get her,’ a person is heard saying loudly in the video.

Ms Rice said the woman hurled verbal abuse at the staff members as they tried to stop her from leaving.

‘They were obviously getting defensive and one of the women yelled, “Get your hands off my f***ing pram”.’ 

A second woman dressed in a black top jumps to the woman’s aid as staff engage in the tug-of-war with the pram.

The second woman can be seen swinging her arm towards one staff member’s head while yelling loudly.

The customer finally gives up on the pram and lets go, before she turns her attention to another staff member

The customer finally gives up on the pram and lets go, before she turns her attention to another staff member

The woman with the pram finally gives up and lets go of the stroller, before she turns her attention to another staff member.

She grabs the employee by her hair and shakes her before violently throwing her to the ground. 

The pair begin to walk away, and one woman is seen pushing the now empty pram towards the exit. 

Security staff look shaken as they pick up the items, now scattered on the floor.

Big W confirmed an incident happened at its store on Thursday.

‘Police were called and we’re currently assisting them with their investigation,’ a spokesperson said.

‘We are providing support to our team members.’

  Daily Mail Australia reached out to ACT Police for comment. 

A second woman dressed in a black singlet jumps to the woman's aid as staff engaged in the tug-of-war for the pram

A second woman dressed in a black singlet jumps to the woman’s aid as staff engaged in the tug-of-war for the pram

The pair became aggressive towards staff after Big W workers rip the blanket from the top of the pram

The pair became aggressive towards staff after Big W workers rip the blanket from the top of the pram

Security staff looked shaken as they picked up the items, now scattered on the floor

Security staff looked shaken as they picked up the items, now scattered on the floor 

 

 

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