Man Who Assaulted Elderly Man At Chermside Shops Charged
CCTV footage has ensured a man has been identified and charged after allegedly attempting to rob and assault an elderly man in a bathroom.
Police have charged a man following an investigation into the robbery of a 74-year-old man at a shopping centre in Chermside yesterday morning. https://t.co/LauC8TaNTp— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) February 4, 2018
On Sunday morning a man entered a Chermside Shopping Centre bathroom and approached a 74-year-old man from behind, attempting to pinch his wallet from his rear pocket.
"The man allegedly attempted to remove a wallet from the elderly man’s rear pants pocket and a scuffled ensued resulting in the 74-year-old being pushed to the ground," the police report stated.
HEARTLESS - A 74-year-old man was robbed and pushed to the ground when he went into the toilets at Westfield Chermside this morning. Can you help us find the culprit?— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) February 4, 2018
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"The 74-year-old was not physically injured.
"Police would like to thank the members of the public who saw the CCTV vision and provided information which assisted in leading to an arrest.
"A 39-year-old Sunnybank man is scheduled to appear in Pine Rivers Magistrates Court today charged with robbery."
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444.