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Wild afternoon in Orange as police officer hospitalised and knife allegedly used in robbery

August 20, 2022

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By Peter Holmes

An officer from Orange Police was hospitalised late on Saturday afternoon following an incident on Summer Street.

At about 3pm today (Saturday August 20, 2022), police were called to Summer Street after two males entered a retail store, where one of the males allegedly threatened the shop attendant with a knife.

The males fled prior to police arrival.

No property was taken.

Inspector David Maher from Orange Police told The Orange News Examiner on Saturday night that a number of officers attended and commenced an investigation into the incident.

Whilst conducting inquiries officers arrested a 13-year-old boy at the location for an alleged earlier stealing from the same store.

During the arrest the boy allegedly resisted officers, resulting in a 39-year-old male police sergeant dislocating his left ankle.

He was taken to Orange Hospital by ambulance and is expected to undergo surgery. He was waiting to be assessed on Saturday night, inspector Maher said.

The boy was taken to Orange Police Station where he will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act. Inspector Maher said the matter was still under investigation and no charges had been laid.

He said no tasers or other weapons were used at the scene.

Inquiries into the original incident are continuing and anyone with information, or mobile phone/dashcam footage, are urged to contact Orange Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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