Mill Park Serious Crime Taskforce detectives are appealing for information and dash cam footage following an attempted aggravated carjacking in Bundoora this morning (24 April).
Investigators have been told a 34-year-old Bundoora man had been washing his car, which was parked on a nature strip on Sanctuary Drive, about 9.20am when a dark hatchback pulled up alongside it.
Two males, one armed with a metal pole, exited the car and approached the victim, demanding he hand over his car keys.
The victim refused and was struck a number of times to the arm before the offenders got back into the hatchback and fled.
He sustained bruising and attended a local medical clinic.
The vehicle has been described as a Suzuki Baleno and was last seen travelling west along Settlement Road.
It had no front or rear number plates fixed, and also had a damaged rear windscreen.
Police believe the car may have then travelled to Little River, where it was involved in a petrol drive-off at a service station on the Princes Highway about 10.20am.
No one was harmed during this incident.
The offenders are perceived as Caucasian in appearance and have been described as aged in their late teens.
Police are urging anyone with information, particularly anyone who may have dash cam footage, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au