Graffiti on the back of the house. Picture: Lawrence Pinder
Graffiti on the back of the house. Picture: Lawrence Pinder

Girl gang bashed elderly man at Airbnb

AN elderly man was bashed by a girl gang who then trashed a $3 million Airbnb rental home in Hawthorn East with Apex graffiti.

Victoria Police have called for help to find the girls - ­described as being of African appearance - who attacked the man and a 16-year-old girl outside the Hastings Rd property.

The 73-year-old man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was leaving for work about 5am and witnessed males giving a woman grief, so he intervened.

"I got half beaten to death going to work, this is bulls---, this is Australia we're living in. Not happy Jan," he said.

"I went to the woman's aid, and then I copped a bit of a kicking and a belting for that."

He said he was then set upon by around eight females.

"They started kicking me to the ground and punched me in the head. I'm just grateful I wasn't stabbed," he said.

 

Damage to the back of the property. Picture: Lawrence Pinder
Damage to the back of the property. Picture: Lawrence Pinder

 

Some of the damage to the home. Picture: Lawrence Pinder
Some of the damage to the home. Picture: Lawrence Pinder

 

More of the damage to the home. Picture: Lawrence Pinder
More of the damage to the home. Picture: Lawrence Pinder

"They took my wallet, I'm pretty s----- about that.

The man, who was taken to hospital, suffered head injuries and was concussed.

The 16-year-old female was unhurt.

The victims are not known to each other and the attacks occurred separately during the early hours.

 

Police outside the home. Picture: Lawrence Pinder
Police outside the home. Picture: Lawrence Pinder

 

Graffiti on the front garage door. Picture: Lawrence Pinder
Graffiti on the front garage door. Picture: Lawrence Pinder

Postcodes of ­Dandenong and Knoxfield were scrawled on the back of the house along with other graffiti.

Cars, including a Mercedes-Benz, were damaged.

House windows were smashed, curtains were damaged, and light fittings were ­removed.

Graffiti included "block boyz" and "APEX".

A witness told the Herald Sun several residents contacted police after hearing "angry yelling and chanting" about 1am.

Police arrived at the property about 2am and returned hours later after reports of further noise and an altercation.

"I saw between 50 to 60 young Sudanese people spilling out onto the street, fist fighting, screaming," a neighbour said.

"The house was an absolute mess. It's a sad state of affairs that kids feel as though they need to do this."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Brianna.travers@news.com.au

@briannatravers



Coutts storm home in night competition

premium_icon Coutts storm home in night competition

Fahey on top with bat and ball in win

SFF calls for more wild dog control measures in Valley

premium_icon SFF calls for more wild dog control measures in Valley

Increasing numbers of wild dog attacks are on the political agenda.