NSW Police are on the hunt for a masked man following an axe attack at a McDonald’s store in Sydney‘s inner west overnight, that left a teenage employee hospitalised.
Police and emergency services were called to the store on Parramatta Road in Croydon just after 12.30am, following reports of an assault.
It is understood that the masked man entered the store and confronted a 19-year-old male manager, before striking him in the back of the head with the blunt part of his weapon.
Some eyewitness claim that there had been an earlier dispute between the two parties, and the unknown man left the store and later returned with an axe.
“He hit him and ran,” said one witness following the incident.
The teenage manager was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a stable condition.
Officers from Ashfield Local Area Command are searching for a man they believe can help with their inquiries. Per a NSW Police media release:
The man is described as having a Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a light blue t-shirt with white chest motif, blue tracksuit pants, dark shoes, and a red and white coloured bandana covering his face.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A teenage worker has been hit with an axe during a frightening attack at a McDonald’s in Sydney’s inner west. #9News pic.twitter.com/K0PiNnTD2m
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