Police investigate Southbank assault and robbery

6 December 2019

1242 hours

POLICE INVESTIGATE SOUTHBANK ASSAULT AND ROBBERY

Melbourne Embona Taskforce are investigating an assault and robbery in Southbank from October 2019.

Investigators have been told two unknown men approached the victim on Moray Street, Southbank, at about 2.10am on 31 October and asked to use his phone.

The victim removed his phone and said he would hold the device while the men made a call on hands free.

Police believe the two offenders then assaulted the victim, who fell to the ground and lost consciousness.

The victim’s phone and wallet were stolen, with his bank card later used at a convenience store on Clarendon Street in South Melbourne.

The 48-year-old man was treated for a concussion and injuries to his face, jaw and neck.

The first offender is described as 175cm tall of skinny build with short black hair and is perceived to be Middle Eastern in appearance,

The second offender is described as 185cm tall of solid build, and with short black hair.

Police have released images of two men they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who knows the identity of these men is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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