Off-duty police officer intervenes in Thornton robbery

POLICE have rushed to the Thornton Shopping Centre after an off-duty police officer attempted to intervene in an armed robbery.

A man entered the Henny Penny store on Taylor Avenue about 7.50pm with a balaclava covering his face and armed with a knife.

An off-duty police officer contacted emergency services and witnesses attempted to detain the man.

Police now have a man in custody.

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