Two charged after alleged stabbing at Riverstone IGA

Two people have been charged following the alleged stabbing of an IGA Riverstone employee on Sunday 28 January.

Emergency services were called to the VicsFresh IGA on Garfield Road in Sydney to find a 47-year-old employee named Matt suffering stab wounds to his side and chest.

It was alleged that Matt was stabbed and a co-worker punched in the face when they attempted to stop two people suspected of shoplifting.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with wound person to intent to cause grievous bodily harm and a 21-year-old woman was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and larceny.

In a Facebook post by VicsFresh IGA Riverstone, the store stated that Matt is doing well following surgery.

“We are so blessed and thankful that the situation wasn’t worse. He is on the road to recovery and already back down at the shop (he couldn’t stay away from you guys!).”

The store said they were overwhelmed by the messages and calls and couldn’t be more grateful for the community they have around them.

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