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Unlucky day for thief as barbie guys make citizens arrest

NO ESCAPE: Brett Plane and Mark Ingham outside Barbeques Galore after the citizens arrest.
NO ESCAPE: Brett Plane and Mark Ingham outside Barbeques Galore after the citizens arrest. Allan Reinikka

AN ALLEGED thief nearly made his escape - until he ran into Rockhampton's Brett Plane.

The Barbeques Galore employee saw two men fighting on Yaamba Rd just after 3pm on Wednesday and went out to have a look.

That's when he realised one of the men had allegedly stolen a radio from Jaycar Electronics, and the other man was an employee trying to get the goods back.

Brett said he saw an altercation break out.

"The bloke from Jaycar went to grab (the offender) by the shirt and got punched," Brett said.

"Mark Ingham (a staff colleague) and I had gone up to them and told them to cut it out, then they stopped and looked at us."

It wasn't long before the alleged offender tried to make an escape, but Brett wasn't going to let that happen.

"He made the mistake of running my way, he was trying to get up and tripped over his feet, and that's when I put my knee on his chest," Brett said.

"I told him that the only place he was going was the cop shop."

Within minutes police arrived on the scene to arrest the 32-year-old man, who has been charged with unauthorised dealing with shop goods.

The Jaycar Electronics employee suffered hand injuries in the scuffle and underwent surgery yesterday.

When it comes to thieves, Brett said there's no chance he'd let them get away.

"Not many would steal from here, they wouldn't be game," he said.

ADVICE ON CITIZEN'S ARREST

  • Making a citizen's arrest can be dangerous, police are trained in detention and arrest techniques that ensure their safety, and the safety of the person being detained
  • There's a risk of confusion when someone other than a police officer detains a person, the person being arrested may lash out violently, be more likely to attempt to escape.
  • If you use excessive force, you subject yourself to the possibility of being charged by police.

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