Man charged after elderly Ballarat North man assaulted

May 6, 2024 9:20 am in by
PHOTO: © Jaromir Chalabala /

A man has been charged after an elderly man was assaulted in Ballarat North last week.

On Thursday afternoon, the Walker Street resident spotted a man in his neighbour’s backyard and confronted him at about 4:15pm.

The alleged thief reportedly pushed the man to the ground, stole his phone and fled the scene, with the 90-year-old suffering serious injuries from the fall.

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He was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 33-year-old man, of no fixed place, was arrested a short time later and charged with robbery and assault.

He appeared at the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Friday.