The 14-year-old boy is accused of stabbing an employee of a cigarette store. A knife is embedded in her forehead just millimeters from the brain and eye
- A 14-year-old boy is said to have stabbed an employee in the face during an armed robbery
- Police say the teenager entered the tobacco shop in Parramatta in western Sydney
- He reportedly asked Rachel Phan, 25, to hand over cash
- He was found at 1 am in a house in western Sydney, where he was arrested
An employee of a cigarette store underwent extensive surgery after a 14-year-old boy reportedly stabbed her in the face in an armed robbery.
Police say the teenager entered Cignall Specialist Tobacconist in Parramatta, western Sydney, at 19:40 on Monday night, armed with a knife.
He is said to have asked the 25-year-old employee Rachel Phan to hand over cash, but instead she jumped on a chair to ward him off.
Ms. Phan suffered a stab wound just millimeters from her eye socket and brain, with the knife stuck in her bone.
He is said to have asked 25-year-old Rachel Phan (pictured) to drop cash in the store, but instead she jumped on a chair to subdue him
Her boss, Kelvin Wu, told 9news The student and part-time worker was "too brave" during the attack.
Mr. Wu said the teenager threw the knife at his staff after trying to defend himself and that nearby witnesses called an ambulance.
The knife didn't touch her brain and eyes. It just stopped on the bone, ”he said.
When asked about the possible motives of the teenager, Mr. Wu blamed boredom.
"I think it's very bad because they don't know how to find something funny or something like that at the moment and have to find the electronic cigarette," he said.
An employee of a cigarette store and a university student underwent extensive surgery after a 14-year-old boy allegedly stabbed her in the face in an armed robbery
Kelvin Wu said the teenager threw the knife at his employee after trying to defend himself and these witnesses called an ambulance
Ms. Phan was treated for the stab wound at the scene and taken to Westmead Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery to remove the gun.
It remains in a stable condition.
Acting inspector at NSW Ambulance, Joe Ibrahim, said: “The knife was still in her eye socket when the medics got there. She was very lucky not to have lost her eyesight. An inch either way, and she could have lost her eye. & # 39;
Police say the boy escaped the scene with e-cigarettes after the incident with a man waiting outside the door.
They finally chased him to a house in The Ponds in western Sydney at around 1 a.m.
He was taken to Riverstone Police Station, where he was charged with armed robbery that left him wounded.
The teenager asked for no bail.
Ms. Phan was stabbed to a millimeter from her eye socket with the knife in her bone
Police say the teenager entered the tobacco shop in Parramatta, western Sydney, around 7 p.m. on Monday evening
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