Norlane man faces charges over stab threat

A Norlane man who allegedly threatened to stab a security guard while attempting to steal meat at Corio will face multiple charges.

The guard challenged the man in a Corio Central Shopping Centre supermarket after observing him with “meat items” concealed under his clothes on 18 April, police said.

In response the man produced scissors and threatened to stab the guard before leaving the area, police alleged.

Police arrested the 33-year-old man after posting security camera images of the alleged incident on social media with a call for public help to identify him.

“The male pictured was in the store at the time and is requested to contact police as he may be able to assist the investigation,” police said.

Police charged the man with threatening to inflict serious injury, theft and possessing a controlled weapon.

The man will appear at Geelong Magistrates’ Court on 7 August after being granted bail.