NSW Man Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting 3 People After Being “Agitated” By Lack Of Stock

A man has been arrested following an investigation into an assault of staff and shoppers at a supermarket in Lismore yesterday.

Police were called to a shopping centre on Uralba St, Lismore, at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, after a man attacked multiple people as he was “agitated” by the lack of stock in store.

According to a statement by the NSW Police, the man allegedly pushed his trolley into two women, believed to be aged in their 70s, knocking one to the ground.

He is then alleged to have pinned a 45-year-old female store attendant against some shelves and punched her in the face and chest.

“The store manager and a security guard approached the man and were also allegedly assaulted, before the man was removed from the premises,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“The 45-year-old woman sustained bruising and swelling to her left jaw, bruising and swelling to her left forearm, a small laceration to her left forearm, stiffness to her neck, bruising to her chest but declined medical assistance.”

The two older women who were hit with the trolley left the store without leaving their details. It is unknown if they were injured.

Police launched an investigation into the incident and arrested a 63-year-old man on Nimbin Rd, North Lismore.

Charges are expected to be laid.