Police arrived on scene to transport the offender.
Police arrived on scene to transport the offender. Amber Hooker

Off-duty police officer chases Stockland shoplifter on foot

2.15pm: AN off duty police officer has chased down a fugitive on foot after he allegdly stole property from a shop at Stockland Rockhampton.

The incident happened about 2.10pm and the arrest is believed to have been made at Northside Plaza.

A 35-year-old man allegedly stole NRL merchandise and is being taken to the Rockhampton Police Station.