Gunman clad in military-style clothes threatens animal welfare employee


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Native police attended with assist from the Important Incident Response Group, Victoria Police’s air wing and the canine squad, however could not discover the person.

Senior Sergeant Cruse mentioned the girl rolled down her window when he approached her automobile as a result of she thought he could also be a police officer due to his apparel.

“I assume the circumstances are just a little weird, however [it is] actually regarding that somebody has confronted somebody like that in the course of the night time dressed like he was, armed with a firearm,” Senior Sergeant Cruse mentioned.

“We’re trying into a variety of potential motivations. We do know he did not depart the premises with any animals and did not take something from the premises.

“He was asking about the place the cats are saved and speaking about that he would not like that animals are killed. He appeared to type of have the idea that animals are handled in a merciless manner and are probably killed on the premises.”

The Misplaced Canine’ Residence spokeswoman Suzana Talevski mentioned they had been shocked and “extraordinarily involved”.

No animals had been harmed through the incident, she mentioned.

“The house has a zero-tolerance coverage with regards to violence in opposition to our workers in any form or type,” Ms Talevski mentioned.

“Our foremost precedence is the welfare of our workers and we’re offering all of the help potential to the animal transport crew member who was a sufferer on this horrendous ordeal.”

Police are contemplating releasing CCTV to attempt to assist determine the offender.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances encompass the incident and are interesting for anybody with data to return ahead.

Anybody with data is urged to name Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to submit a confidential report can log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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