Brave father defends his wife from machete-wielding thugs trying to steal his Mercedes in Melbourne
- 49-year-old father thwarts escape of suspected thieves
- Thugs then confront the hero with machetes
- Police arrested a 17-year-old boy
A quick-thinking father foiled the plans of machete-wielding thugs hanging around his house trying to steal his luxury car.
Footage of the terrifying incident shows the man, 49, from Keysborough, Melbourne’s south-east, running out of his home at 7am on Saturday to scare off four balaclava-clad men who were peering out of their windows and loitering around him. his Mercedes.
As the gang tries to flee in a white Skoda hatchback, the father quickly takes pictures of his getaway car.
But then the criminals screech to a stop, and three of them jump to confront the brave father, one of them wielding a machete.
Security cameras show him hastily turning on his heel as the sword-wielding black-robed man moves towards him.
He knocks over his wife of 50 years by mistake, before picking her up off the ground and dragging her back to safety while swinging a bucket wildly at the intruders.
Family friend Anton Wick said the gang wanted the father’s phone.
“They wanted to destroy the evidence,” said Mr Wick 9News.
“It was really scary and really unbelievable. The wife was very traumatized, I think she is still haunted in her mind.”
Police said that no one was physically injured during the incident.
The 50-year-old father led his wife to safety when the machete-wielding thug demanded his phone.
Police believe the white Skoda used by the criminals was stolen during an aggravated robbery at Glenvill Court, Templestowe, around 3am on July 27.
“The vehicle used by the offenders is believed to have been stolen during an aggravated robbery at Glenvill Court, Templestowe, at around 3am on July 27,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.
“Police arrested a 17-year-old Pakenham man this afternoon and are currently assisting detectives with their inquiries.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.