Man accused of attacking 7 people in 30-minute shopping centre rampage

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has allegedly attacked seven people and rendered an elderly woman unconscious in a violent 30-minute rampage at a shopping centre in Melbourne’s southeast.

Police allege the man lashed out and attacked seven people at random on Lonsdale Street and around the Hub Arcade at Dandenong between 10.30 and 11am on Friday.

One of the victims, a 76-year-old woman, was pushing her trolley through the shopping centre, minding her own business, when she was punched in the head.


The elderly woman lost consciousness and was transported to hospital with facial injuries.

The 21-year-old local man was arrested by police a short time later and has since been charged with affray and multiple assault offences.

He was remanded at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today and will re-appear in court on Wednesday.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or saw any suspicious activity in the area in the lead up to the alleged assaults to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at