Extraordinary CCTV footage has captured the moment an IGA owner suffering stab wounds attempted to intercept a group of alleged thieves over a jar of Nutella, resulting in a brutal scuffle between multiple men and a pregnant woman.
The vision, taken near IGA in Riverstone in Sydney's northwest on Sunday, shows the injured store owner rush from the supermarket to try and apprehend the group, having already suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and stomach as a result of an alleged clash moments prior.
In the video, Daniel Jaderi, 31, can be seen sprinting away from the supermarket, while his 21-year-old partner, Britney Burdon, walks hastily with a trolley full of items, before the store owner runs up to her and attempts to take it back.
Brutal alleged brawl captured on CCTV
A struggle breaks out between the owner, 47, and the woman, with the owner seen clutching his wounds while trying to gain control of the trolley from Burdon.
More IGA staff members then approach Burdon, also trying to take the trolley from her, but she refuses to relinquish control. Moments after, Jaderi returns, allegedly brandishing a 25-centimetre knife, trying to scare the employees away.
Pregnant woman at centre of scuffle
The store owner then grabs a nearby chair, waving it in the direction of the man, trying to defend himself. Meanwhile, Burdon, understood to be six months pregnant, can be seen still refusing to let go of the trolley. Another female IGA staffer then allegedly cops a punch to the face from Burdon during the struggle.
A third man can be seen standing to the side recording the ordeal on his phone. Eventually emergency responders arrived on the scene, with both Jaderi and Burdon placed under arrest.
Couple face court
The store owner, 47, was taken to Westmead Hospital where he underwent surgery for his wounds. He is now in a stable condition.
The knife was seized from the scene. It's understood the couple allegedly tried to shoplift a jar of Nutella and some underwear. Police will allege the 47-year-old was stabbed while trying to apprehend two people suspected of shoplifting, with a second employee also punched in the face during the altercation.
Jaderi has been charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, while Burdon was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and larceny. Both fronted Blacktown Local Court on Monday, claiming self-defence, though only Burdon was released on bail due to being heavily pregnant.
The incident comes after the NSW state government implemented a raft of tougher punishments on people who assault retail workers.
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