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Man Who Assaulted Elderly Man At Chermside Shops Charged

CCTV footage has ensured a man has been identified and charged after allegedly attempting to rob and assault an elderly man in a bathroom. 

On Sunday morning a man entered a Chermside Shopping Centre bathroom and approached a 74-year-old man from behind, attempting to pinch his wallet from his rear pocket. 

"The man allegedly attempted to remove a wallet from the elderly man’s rear pants pocket and a scuffled ensued resulting in the 74-year-old being pushed to the ground," the police report stated. 

"The 74-year-old was not physically injured.

"Police would like to thank the members of the public who saw the CCTV vision and provided information which assisted in leading to an arrest.

"A 39-year-old Sunnybank man is scheduled to appear in Pine Rivers Magistrates Court today charged with robbery."

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444.

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