Melbourne Cultural Enrichment: ‘Men of African Appearance’ Experience Backlash

There was wrestling, hurled beer stubbies and a wooden stake driven through a door when three older men tried to arrest a gang of alleged thieves at a Melbourne bottle shop.

Mayhem erupted at the Doveton store on Friday night when five men of African appearance tried to leave with a bunch of bottles they hadn’t paid for.

In dramatic scenes captured by CCTV cameras, the attendant calls to his co-workers who come into the frame before things kick off.

The thieves try to flee and four got away.

But store manager Eddie Sewan, who is sick of his shop being targeted, manages to grab one of them with the help of a friend.

Sewan, 64, is a grandfather but he holds the alleged thief on the ground until the others return in a bid to free him.

The store workers then use signage and bottles to fight them off, piffing stubbies at the alleged robbers from the doorway.

Bottles, signs and a stake were used during the clash.
Bottles, signs and a stake were used during the clash. Credit: 7NEWS

As the older men hold the door closed, the gang find a wooden stake and stab it through the glass.

Just about everything that isn’t bolted down is used as either a weapon or battering tool during the clash. Shocked locals watched on.

One of the workers used a sign to chase away the group.
One of the workers used a sign to chase away the group. Credit: 7NEWS

Sawan said it was the third time the store’s been robbed and now they’ve “had enough”.

“We’re not going to let them get away with it. They’re going to come back and fight us and we’re going to fight back,” he said.

‘We’re going to teach them a lesson.’

“I’m not going to show them we’re not cowards. We show them we are strong, we’re here, we’re waiting for them.

“We’re going to teach them a lesson.”

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In the end after a lengthy struggle and thousands of dollars of damage the group get away with six bottles of wine and spirits.

They are still at large.

The dramatic incident was captured on several CCTV cameras.
The dramatic incident was captured on several CCTV cameras. Credit: 7NEWS

The shop has previously been robbed at knifepoint and months later a car slammed through the front door and thieves got away with alcohol and cigarettes.

One thought on “Melbourne Cultural Enrichment: ‘Men of African Appearance’ Experience Backlash”

  1. Ah, the Dindu Tribe Of Peace strikes again. And again. And Whitey still not be allowed to notice, YO!

    Politicians who keep race-based statistical crime data from the public don’t work for the White majority of their Western country citizens, but in stead are actively engaged in a very real criminal conspiracy enable (by covering up) those same minorities’ crimes, and they do so under the false pretense of their own slanderously victim-blaming narrative: that White people are violent savages who can’t handle the truth, nor be trusted to make sane and sober judgments in their own best interests, if and when presented with the objective facts. Such a stance is not only criminal, it’s also undemocratic – because it was the supposedly sane and sober choice of those very same allegedly violent savage voters to hire (‘elect’) those very same politicians who have so obviously routinely been subverting their will – and have yet to execute them for it! And ditto, of course, for any and all such when they refuse to allow cops to collect such data in the first place: their choices make them willing accessories to the criminals’ crimes, both before and after the fact. They are in league with those who intend to rob extort and enslave those they have sworn to defend – and as such, they are criminal hypocrites of the very worst kind.

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