A security guard broke his leg, following a struggle with a shoplifter on Monday.
The incident took place at a department store on the Vrijstraat. The shoplifter, an Eindhoven resident, took a pair of sunglasses without paying for them. Immediately thereafter, he was confronted by security guards but managed to get away. He then entered a drugstore with the intention of further shoplifting. As soon as he left, a struggle took place with the store’s security guards, resulting in a broken leg of one of the guards.
A plain-clothes police officer assisted by restraining the suspect until his colleagues arrived. The injured security guard was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The suspect was apprehended, pending further investigation.
Translated by: Galit Diepens