FOUR men in two cars chased and attacked a driver and his passenger in Graham Rd, Carrum, 9pm, Sunday 1 November. Their car was so badly damaged that it is considered a “write-off”.
Senior Constable Chris Victory, of Kingston CIU, said the victims had turned from Station St into McLeod Rd where they saw two cars stopped side-by-side, blocking both westbound lanes on the opposite side of road. They tooted at the cars – prompting the savage response.
The cars then spun around and began chasing the victims, with one racing around on the wrong side of the road to get in front of their car, while the other remained close behind.
Approaching Graham Rd, the car in front stopped allowing the victim, 22, of Carrum, and his brother, 26, of Baxter, to turn right into Graham Rd.
The three cars all pulled over, and the four men got out and began kicking the victims’ car, damaging panels and smashing the windows. One man used a sledgehammer to smash the rear windscreen. Another punched the passenger in the front seat three times through the smashed window.
Both drivers’ side windows were smashed, as were the rear windscreen and front passenger side window. All four doors were damaged, and front quarter panels dented and taillights smashed.
The driver was showered with glass from the windows causing small cuts over his face and arms. The passenger received injuries to the back of his head, nose and lip.
The offenders were not known to the victims, whose 2000 Ford Fiesta hatch sustained damage to all panels. Nothing was stolen in the attack.
The attackers’ vehicles are described as newish model silver SUVs. The men were described as: Caucasian, 18-25, average height, wearing jeans, T-shirt, flat brim cap; African appearance, 18-25, dark clothing, flat brim cap; Caucasian, 25-30, 183cm, thin build, black snap back cap, black long sleeve top, dark pants. Maori, 18-20, 170cm, skinny build, T-shirt and shorts.
Anyone with information on the attack should contact Senior Constable Chris Victory at Kingston CIU, call 9556 6111.