Patrolling security guard killed in shopping centre attack

A security guard was killed in a Sydney shopping mall on Sunday after he was allegedly assaulted while attempting to stop two persons from breaking into an ice cream kiosk.

The 69-year-old victim from Manly was allegedly kicked and punched by the assailants. He was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the assailants, a 32-year-old man from Randwick and a 27-year-old woman from Maroubra were later apprehended at a bus stop at Railway Square. They appeared in Newtown Local Courts on Monday and did not apply for bail.

Police are also trying to track down a female witness from Surry Hills.

According to a report from the Courier Mail, an inspector confirmed that the final kick from the female assailant to the security guard’s chest was particularly ferocious based on the shopping centre’s CCTV footage.

“The kick from the female I would describe as quite brutal,” said acting inspector Beehag.

The assailants were charged with manslaughter. Magistrate Margaret Quinn refused bail. The couple will face the Central Local Court next Tuesday, June 26.

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