Cranbourne police are appealing for public assistance following an unprovoked attack on a teenage boy at a shopping centre in Cranbourne on Monday 29 November.
Police have been told the boy was outside a make-up stand at the centre on High Street about 6pm.
He was approached by a group of unknown males who kicked and assaulted him.
The victim, a 17-year-old Cranbourne boy received minor injuries and managed to run from the scene.
The male offenders are perceived to be African in appearance and aged between 15 and 20-years-old.
They were all wearing black face masks, Kathmandu puffer jackets, black pants and black shoes.
Investigators are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone that may have been in the area at the time.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and anyone who has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au