Man dies in hospital after car park confrontation

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DETECTIVES are investigating the death of a Frankston man after a confrontation with security staff outside a Bunnings’ Warehouse, 11.15am, Monday.

The 31-year-old, of Screen St, reportedly collapsed during the altercation and complained of feeling unwell. He was taken to Frankston Hospital where he died, surrounded by his family, on Monday night.

Bunnings managing director Michael Schneider said his company had launched an “internal investigation” into the incident in the car park of the Gertrude St store.

The statement alleged the man was “attempting theft before being apprehended by loss prevention officers”, Mr Schneider said.

“Our thoughts and sympathies go to the man’s family and friends.”

Sergeant Gary Richards, of Frankston CIU, said no charges had been laid and he was waiting on a report by the coroner before any would be considered.

“The cause of [the man’s] death is inconclusive at this stage,” Sergeant Richards said.

Frankston SES crews erected a marquee over the crime scene in the outdoor barbecue area.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Frankston CIU on 9784 5590.

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