Just after 9.00 am on the 10-02-12 the seventy-eight-year-old victim walked past a male who appeared to be tying up his shoelaces. The male then approached the victim from behind and attempted to steal his wallet from his rear pocket at which time a struggle ensued before the offender fled with the wallet in dark coloured Holden. Fortunately the elderly victim sustained only minor injuries.
In Victoria in 2010 there were 544 reported physical assaults against victims aged over 65 years. This is an alarming and disturbing statistic of crime perpetrated against those most vulnerable in our community.
In you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services on freecall 1800 000 055 for professional assistance.