The frail 84-year-old man is beaten up in a brutal attack outside a mall trying to stop a man from stealing his fox terrier. His name is Boyo
- Sydney Ellis was in the mall when a man reportedly tried to steal his dog
- The 26-year-old man is said to have grabbed the dog and tried to run away with it
- When the 84-year-old caught up with the man, he was allegedly viciously attacked
- A man was arrested and charged with robbery and willful harm
An 84-year-old man was allegedly brutally beaten in front of a mall in broad daylight after trying to stop someone from stealing his dog.
Grandfather Sydney Ellis was at Carrum Downs Plaza in southeast Melbourne at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday when an alleged attempt was made to steal his dog, Boyo.
The frail grandfather noticed a much younger man who was said to be trying to run away with the 11-year-old dog, and went after him to get Boyo back.
Grandfather Sydney Ellis (pictured) was at Carrum Downs Plaza in southeast Melbourne at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday when a man tried to steal his dog named Boyo
But the man turned to Mr. Ellis and reportedly hit him repeatedly on the face, head, and neck.
Mr. Ellis' daughter, Lydia Anne, went to Facebook to share the terrible story of her father's attack.
"His calls for help were heard by others and three nice Coles employees ran and chased the guy," wrote Ms. Anne.
Another viewer succeeded in tracking the suspected attacker and getting Boyo from him while the Coles workers comforted Mr. Ellis and called the police.
"My children and I are in shock," said Ms. Anne.
He walked his dog for 10 minutes to pick up bread. He has 30 minutes to himself every day, consisting of three 10-minute walks with his dog. & # 39;
While not walking his dog, Mr. Ellis is at home and takes care of his wife, who suffers from advanced Alzheimer's disease, all day.
The frail grandfather noticed that a 26-year-old man was supposedly trying to run away with the 11-year-old dog (pictured) and went after him to get Boyo back
While not walking his dog, Mr. Ellis (pictured) is at home and takes care of his wife, who suffers from advanced Alzheimer's disease, all day.
Mr. Ellis was treated for bruises, cuts to the face and head, loose teeth, and concussion, but has now been discharged from Frankston Hospital.
Senior police officer Rohan Imms informed the Frankston Standard police that he had found the man, arrested him and brought him to the Frankston Police Station.
A 26-year-old man from Oakleigh East has since been charged with robbery that intentionally causes injury and has a controlled weapon.
He was taken into custody and should stand before Frankston Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Mr. Ellis (pictured with his wife) was treated for bruises, cuts to the face and head, loose teeth, and concussion
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