Knife wielding man threatened supermarket employee in Young

A 19-year-old male from Young who allegedly threatened an employee of a supermarket with a knife on Wednesday morning has been granted conditional police bail.

The offender has been charged with shoplifting, being armed with intent to commit a serious indictable offence and wielding a knife in a public place.

He’ll face the charges at Young Local Court on November 14.

An employee of the supermarket allegedly witnessed the man steal an item from the store about 8am.

The employee challenged the man about the theft and it’s alleged the offender produced a knife which he used to threaten staff and get away.

At no point did the offender attempt to attack the employee, police say.

Police responded and made an arrest a short distance from the store and recovered a knife that they’ll allege was used during the incident.

He was taken into custody and charged.