- A woman wearing a full-face veil and beige gown entered a Subway with a knife
- She allegedly threatened the staff and demanded cash before getting into a car
- No one was injured in the alleged incident which was captured on store CCTV
- Police have charged a 38-year-old man, a woman, 21, is assisting with inquiries
Police say a woman wearing a burqa robbed a Subway restaurant with a knife.
She allegedly entered the fast-food restaurant in Croydon, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, at 5:30pm on Saturday and threatened workers.
Subway employees handed over cash and the alleged offender – wearing an Islamic full-face covering and a beige gown – fled the scene.
Police say a woman wearing a full-face burqa robbed a Subway restaurant with a knife (pictured is a stock image of an Islamic veil)
The burqa-clad woman allegedly entered the fast-food restaurant (pictured) in Croydon, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs at 5:30pm and threatened workers
No one was injured during the alleged armed robbery.
Karen, whose granddaughter works at the eatery, says police viewed CCTV footage on Sunday morning and were shocked to see the burqa-clad suspect.
‘A woman came in in a full burqa, brandished a knife, asked for the money,’ she told 3AW.
‘She asked to see the safe, he [a male Subway employee] said they didn’t have a safe, and she proceeded to take the money and put it into a Coles bag.’
‘A woman came in in a full burqa, brandished a knife, asked for the money,’ a relative of an employee who saw CCTV footage said
Karen said the woman then got into a car waiting on the main road outside.
Police have charged 38-year-old Frankston man with armed robbery and associated offences, and a 21-year-old woman from Narre Warren is assisting with inquiries.
The incident comes amid fierce debate about whether the burqa should be banned in parliament after Pauline Hanson entered the Senate wearing the Muslim garment.
The incident comes amid fierce debate about whether the burqa should be banned in parliament after Pauline Hanson (pictured) entered the Senate wearing the Muslim garment