Employees at a McDonald’s were approached and shouted at by a group of teenage girls in an alleged crime spree across Melbourne’s CBD.
A video of the alleged attack at McDonald’s Melbourne Central, which occurred just before midday on Wednesday, has been circulating on social media.
The footage shows a group of girls shouting at several employees before one hits a worker on the head.
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A brief argument breaks out between the girls and the McDonald’s employees before a member of the public attempts to intervene.
According to Victoria Police, the same girls were involved in an alleged robbery shortly before the incident.
The teenage girls reportedly approached a 15-year-old on a platform at Melbourne Central Station and demanded she hand over her handbag.
The 15-year-old suffered minor injuries in the incident.
The group then allegedly fled the scene before attacking McDonald’s employees.
The four teenagers were arrested by police after the second alleged incident.
A 17-year-old St Kilda girl is expected to be charged on summons.
A 12-year-old girl from Mill Park, a 13-year-old girl from Coburg North and a 14-year-old girl from Preston received cautions for attempted robbery and reckless assault and affray.
In a statement, McDonald’s Australia said the safety of its crew was its “top priority” and that anti-social behavior would not be tolerated in its restaurants.
“We do not tolerate abuse, intimidation, threats or violence towards our customers or employees,” it said.
“Our staff acted in accordance with our emergency procedures and immediately contacted the police.
“No crew members were injured in the incident and we continue to support the crew and their families.”