Victorian Police are hunting two men who attacked and robbed a 62-year-old Brunswick man as he walked to work in the early hours of last Thursday morning.
Detectives from Fawkner Embona say the man was walking along Edward Street, Brunswick on his way to work when he was approached from behind by two men at about 4am.
The pair demanded the victim hand over money, but before the man had a chance to respond, one of his attackers grabbed the man’s umbrella and began hitting him with it.
The victim was struck several times to the head and body with the umbrella, causing bruising to his body and cuts to his face.
A watch was then forcibly removed from the victim’s wrist before the offenders searched the victim’s bag.
Both men are perceived to be Aboriginal in appearance and aged between 20 to 30 years old.
The first male had a ‘bum bag’ around his neck, and was wearing a t-shirt, track pants and a light-coloured baseball cap.
The second male was unshaven with dark wavy hair and was wearing a jacket, pants and slide-type footwear.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident and have released an image and CCTV of the pair who investigators believe will be able to assist with their enquiries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au