Horror carjacking in Adelaide sees an elderly man struck in the head with a hammer by young man

Horror carjacking sees an elderly man struck in the head with a hammer after generously giving a lift home to a stranger wearing an Adidas tracksuit and bum bag

  • Victim, aged in his 70s, was attacked on Monday night in Adelaide’s inner-south
  • Elderly man hit in the head with a hammer by thug believed to be aged in his 20s
  • Victim then had his car stolen, with the offender still at large following assault










A kind-hearted elderly man was the victim of a savage carjacking on Monday night after offering to give a stranger a lift home.

The man, in his 70s, was attacked with a hammer in Ascot Park, in Adelaide‘s inner south, soon after giving a ride to the other man around 7pm.

With the thug in his car passenger seat – who had requested a lift nearby – the victim was then allegedly hit in the head, causing him to smash into a parked car in South Plympton.

Horrifying vision shows the man (pictured right) in his 70s attacked by a thug in Adelaide’s south on Monday

Vision from the scene shows the younger man in his 20s continuing to assault the older man after the crash before speeding off in the vehicle.

The victim received a minor head injury and was taken to Flinders Hospital for observation.

Neighbour Rei Zhang, 19, said the elderly man was a ‘really good guy’ and ‘would do anything for anyone.’

‘He probably just can’t say no, he’s too nice,’ Mr Zhang told the Adelaide Advertiser.

‘Whoever did this is a coward.’

The suspect is described as being Caucasian, in his early 20s with a shaved head and dark beard.

At the time of the alleged incident, he was wearing a black long sleeve T-shirt, black Adidas trackpants, white sneakers and was also sporting an ‘eshay’ type red bum bag.

The attacker fled in the victim’s car, a white 2011 Ford XR sedan with the registration plates S581AKT.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The offender, who was wearing a black long sleeve T-shirt, black Adidas track pants, white sneakers and was also sporting an 'eshay' type red bum-bag the stole the victim's car, with the registration S581AKT

The offender, who was wearing a black long sleeve T-shirt, black Adidas track pants, white sneakers and was also sporting an ‘eshay’ type red bum-bag the stole the victim’s car, with the registration S581AKT

The shocking incident unfolded in Stuart Rd, South Plympton, where the elderly victim crashed into a parked car after he was hit with a hammer by the offender in Adelaide's south

The shocking incident unfolded in Stuart Rd, South Plympton, where the elderly victim crashed into a parked car after he was hit with a hammer by the offender in Adelaide’s south

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