A FRANKSTON man has been arrested in relation to an alleged group assault in Cranbourne earlier this month.
Police allege that a man parked on Stawell Street was approached and attacked by a group of around 20 people at around 1.40am on 7 January. The group allegedly assaulted the 21-year-old victim then left in a stolen 2012 Mercedes sedan.
On 18 January, police executed a search warrant at a Frankston home. They subsequently charged an 18-year-old Frankston man with aggravated carjacking, armed robbery, violent disorder, intentionally cause injury, theft of a motor car, and assault. He was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on 10 May.
Two other people have also been arrested in relation to the alleged assault, an 18-year-old Hampton Park man and a 16-year-old boy from Cranbourne East.
Victoria Police Detective Senior Sergeant David Cox said “the repercussions for victims of serious violent assaults will often go well beyond physical injuries, as we know mental scars can be equally as damaging.”
“Victoria Police will not stand for such thuggish attacks on members of our community. We will use every resource available to gather intelligence and bring offenders before the courts and hold them to account, helping victims find some closure,” he said. “We will continue to work around the clock to put a stop to violent offending and hold people to account for their actions.”
The allegedly stolen car has not yet been found. It has the license plate number ADG 013. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.