A thug has been accused of going to his father’s home after a long night of drinking to pick his car up.
Police say that on the night of the alleged crime, the alleged offender, a 30-year-old white man, was in the process of picking up his father, who had been out of town on business.
“The alleged offender allegedly entered the property in the early hours of this morning to retrieve his father from a car park at the foot of the stairs in the street,” Detective Inspector Paul Williams told the Nine Network.
“He allegedly confronted his father at the entrance of the driveway and began to physically assault him, kicking him in the head, breaking his collarbone and fracturing his ribs.”
The man was allegedly then left lying on the ground and later arrested.
“This individual then fled the scene, with the intent to rob the property and to commit another robbery,” Detective Williams said.
The man allegedly picked up his dad and returned home.
Detective Williams was able to speak to the man through a security camera in the driveway.
“We were able to establish that he was wearing a blue T-shirt and was carrying a backpack,” Detective Officer James Catt told Nine News.
“At that point we were able then to establish the identity of the offender.”
Detective Sergeant David Crouch, who was investigating the case, said the alleged robber had been known to have been a troublemaker in the past.
“I can tell you he’s known to be a trouble maker before, in the area of a few years ago,” he said.
“But I’m sure he’s learned from his past.”
Detective Crouch said the man had a history of offending, including assault, and had recently moved to the area.
“Our officers will continue to investigate this matter and will work with the local community to identify the offender,” he added.