Assault, phone theft


A MAN was punched, kicked and threatened with a hammer by five men who then stole his phone in Mornington, 4.45am, Sunday 17 March.

Detectives said the man was waiting for a cab just off Mornington-Tyabb Road when a white VT Commodore with flashing red and blue lights with five men aboard pulled up. They threatened the victim and, when he refused to hand over his phone and attempted to run away, he was chased down and assaulted. The phone is valued at $500.

One of the men is described as a tall Caucasian, two others are described as Aboriginal in appearance – one wearing a red jacket, another man was wearing a grey hoodie and the fifth man’s face was not seen.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 26 March 2019


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