Moorabbin Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked during an aggravated burglary in Hampton East last month.
A male offender forced his way into the Bluff Road residence and assaulted the victim with a box cutter sometime between 6-7am on 17 September.
The victim, a 43-year-old man, was taken to hospital for treatment to a large number of cuts he received during the attack.
Police believe both parties are known to each other.
The offender is believed to be aged in his mid to late-20s, about 180cm tall with dark skin, dark eyes and dark hair with shaved sides.
He was wearing a black facemask, black hair, black Kathmandu puffer jacket with green lining and full-length sleeves, black and yellow workman’s gloves and a gold watch.
Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area at the time to come forward.
Any witnesses or anyone with dash cam or CCTV is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au