Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit are investigating a home invasion which left an occupant with serious injuries in Dandenong this month.
Investigators have been told two males knocked on the window of a man living in a share house on Ann Street about 1.30am on 13 March.
The man opened the front door for the males and went back to his room, but they followed him in and closed the door behind them.
A brief conversation took place before the victim was struck to the head with a glass bottle, causing him to fall to the ground.
Both males then assaulted the victim on the ground before they were disturbed by another resident of the house who heard his screams.
The offenders took the victim’s wallet and left the house, later using the stolen credit cards for online transactions.
The 49-year-old man sustained significant bruising and swelling to his upper body, cuts to his face and a concussion.
Investigators have released CCTV and images of two males they believe can assist with their enquiries.
The first man is perceived to be of African appearance, thin build, 18-25-years-old and was wearing black pants and a black hooded jumper.
The second man is perceived to be of Islander appearance with a solid build, short wavy hair and a short-trimmed beard, a full sleeve tattoo on his right arm and tattoos on his left forearm.
He was wearing a black Adidas jumper, red baseball cap, red t-shirt and black Kike slide sandals.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log into www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.