The alleged incident took place in Mr. Hewitt’s home in Queensland, Australia. Police say the assault lasted for two hours before the trio ransacked Mr. Hewitt’s home and fled in his car. The 56-year-old now needs facial reconstruction surgery on both cheeks following the alleged attack. Mr. Hewitt told police that the men made off with “everything they could” including his utility truck which had been fitted with expensive custom wheels.
'I'M DEVASTATED'- Mr. Hewitt father of
He continued: “I was at home about 11 o'clock and these three lads turned up and started talking to me… I'm pretty devastated about it."They came in and they cable-tied me, bashed me, and ransacked the house.
“They stole my ute and wheels, and anything they could load into the back of it.”Mr. Hewitt’s truck was found by police a short time later but the custom wheels, estimated to be worth £329 each, haven’t been recovered.
Zachariah who is 30 years old, was appeared in the Gladstone Magistrates Court earlier and was pressed with charges for bodily harm, armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle. The two men with him were also charged with the same charges. While Hewitt may recover physically but his son's action has broken him apart. He is devasted by the steps his son took against him.