Stay alert! Elderly man attacked at shopping centre

AUSTRALIAN seniors have been reminded to always be alert after a man allegedly assaulted and robbed an elderly citizen at a shopping centre in Brisbane on Sunday.

According to authorities, the 74-year-old man was on his way to the toilets when the other man, wearing hi-vis gear, approached the victim from behind and tried to steal his wallet in the northern suburb of Chermside.

A scuffle ensued and the elderly man hit the ground. However, he did not sustain any injuries.

A 39-year-old man from Sunnybank was later arrested and is due to appear in court on Monday.

But the warning has been heard loud and clear: stay vigilant everyone!