Failed armed robbery at HIYC last night…
HIYC restaurant owner brother Isam Hamad was attacked last night and struck with a machete as he refused to hand over money. He ended up chasing the attackers out into the car park.
It appears that one of the attackers may have been armed with a hand gun.
if anyone has any info about this please come forward (you can contact us via our Facebook page)…
Mash’Allah brother Isam stood his ground like a lion…
This is one of the Islamic centres for youth in Melbourne…. More details will be posted here as they become available.
The Hume Islamic Youth Centre (HIYC) aims to provide a safe and friendly environment for the youth of the local community that facilitates and promotes learning, a healthy and active lifestyle, the development of virtuous character and an enlightenment of the spirit based on Islamic principles.
The above aims will be facilitated through educational and recreational workshops, programs and facilities.
Address: Showroom 5
1-15 Motto Drive Coolaroo,
Victoria, 3058, Australia
Phone: +613 8351 8003
—–Update: Islaminaustralia.com HIYC armed robbery report was cited in The Age today:
Knifepoint robbery at Islamic youth centre
A knife-wielding intruder threatened staff at an Islamic youth centre in an apparent botched robbery on Sunday.
Amateur footage of the incident, which happened in Melbourne’s outer north, was uploaded onto social media websites on Sunday.
The footage shows two men wearing hoodies entering the Hume Islamic Youth Centre in Coolaroo. One of the men appears to be armed with a machete or other large knife.
The pair speak to a staff member for a few seconds before the weapon is swung at the man.
Islaminaustralia.com reported that HIYC restaurant owner Isam Hamad was struck with a machete after refusing to hand over money.
HIYC is a not-for-profit youth service with a cafe, gym, bookshop and religious services.
A police spokeswoman said authorities attended the Motto Drive business just after 12.30am on Sunday following reports of an attempted armed robbery.
She said the staff member had received minor injuries after being confronted with “an edged weapon”.
“Both offenders then ran from the business and left in a vehicle,” she said.
Police are investigating.