Australia Man arrested over alleged car-smashing spree on Melbourne road

10:15  23 april  2021
10:15  23 april  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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A man has been arrested after allegedly going on a car-smashing spree in Melbourne's inner south-east this morning.

The 21-year-old man allegedly smashed the windows of 14 cars parked on Toorak Road in South Yarra with a brick.

The owner of a nearby cafe witnessed the ordeal and chased down the alleged suspect, with other passers-by tackling the man to perform a citizen's arrest.

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"The 21-year-old South Yarra man allegedly broke the windows with a brick before he was arrested by passers-by," a police statement read.

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The man was arrested with non-life-threatening injuries. "It has then continued along Bourke Street, continuing over the intersection of Elizabeth Street and it has made its way up to approximately 501, or thereabouts outside the RACV Club in Bourke Street. "At that time, police intercepted the vehicle One man in the area at the time said he saw a person lying in the middle of the road . "I was just walking up Queens Street ready to go to Bourke Street Mall and then I saw people running in the opposite direction away from Bourke Street," he said. "I asked what happened and someone said shots were fired."

"He has been conveyed to hospital for assessment."

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a car covered in snow: Passers-by performed a citizen's arrest until police arrived. © Nine Passers-by performed a citizen's arrest until police arrived. a car parked on the side of a road: Any victims of the smashing spree have been told to contact Prahran Police Station. © Nine Any victims of the smashing spree have been told to contact Prahran Police Station.

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Investigators have appealed for any further victims or members of the public who assisted in the arrest to contact Prahran Police Station on 9520 5200.

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