Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Ganesha idol foils robbery at Australian shop
Melbourne: The owner of a takeaway Indian curry joint in Melbourne thwarted an attempted armed robbery by throwing a statue of Lord Ganesha at his attacker Monday.

A man, dressed in motorbike leathers and helmet, entered the Curry Grove in Sommerville Road, Hampton Park, at 7.30 pm and allegedly threatened the owner with a knife.

"The robber then made a demand for cash but the owner, in his mid-40s and the only person in the shop at the time, threw the statue at him," said Gavin Buchan, a Cranbourne police official.

Police believe the assailant fled empty-handed on a motorbike parked outside, according to The Age newspaper.


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