NSW Police has charged a man after a café employee was allegedly assaulted in Sydney’s west this week.
“Just after 11 am on Thursday (9 June 2022), police were called to a café in the car park of a supermarket on Oak Street, Rosehill, after reports of an assault,” said the police department.
“Officers from Cumberland Police Area Command attended and were told that a 27-year-old employee allegedly had coffee thrown at him by a customer. The customer fled prior to police arrival. The incident was captured on CCTV, which was posted on social media by the café staff.”
“Following inquiries and a public appeal, a 31-year-old man attended Granville Police Station about 6.30 pm on Friday 10 June 2022 and spoke with investigators. He has since been issued a court attendance notice for common assault and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 26 July 2022,” it added.
“It was all over my hand, face.”
A staff member at the Soul Bowl cafe in Rosehill, Sydney, was left shaken after a customer threw hot coffee at him in an alleged assault on Thursday, following a disagreement, 9NEWS reported.
CCTV footage shows the customer first ordering two takeaway coffees. As the barista, Suman Dhital, starts making the coffees, a young woman puts in an order. The man insists that he would like to pay for her order too, to which the woman politely declined.
Suman says when he declined to take the payment, respecting the woman’s wishes, the man allegedly became aggressive and abusive and hurled two hot coffees at him.
“It was all over my hand, face, all over my jacket – everywhere (in the shop) full of coffee.”, Suman told 9NEWS.
“We won’t tolerate it. We want to find out who he is, and we basically want to take it all the way.” cafe owner Lily Semaan said, who posted the CCTV footage on the cafe’s social media.