A MAN arrested at Bayside Shopping Centre last week was recognised by police from CCTV footage taken as he allegedly broke into cars in the Frankston Hospital car park, Tuesday 17 October.
The man, 37, who had moved back to his old haunts in Frankston from Horsham, faced Frankston Magistrates’ Court last Friday on at least 25 charges relating to various incidents, 2-20 October.
Police will allege the man seriously assaulted an elderly man known to him at Horsham, 5 October, which left the 72-year-old with serious injuries after an argument in the street turned physical.
He was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital for treatment.
After the alleged assault, the offender allegedly stole the older man’s wallet and fraudulently used his credit card numerous times.
Other charges include three counts of shop theft at Myer Bayside, involving headphones, e-reader tablet and clothing valued at more than $600, damaging six cars and stealing items in the hospital car park off Hastings Rd, and six charges of deception.
Detective Acting Sergeant Craig Goudy, of Frankston CIU, said that after being arrested, 20 October, and brought back to the Frankston police station, the heavily built man allegedly “went nuts” and damaged an interview room and the door to his cell. These incidents have been added to his list of charges.
The man has been further remanded to a date to be fixed.