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A youngster has been attacked with a baseball bat in one among a sequence of enough incidents in Melbourne’s western suburbs in one day, Victoria Police squawk.
Detectives are purchasing for a choice of African offenders over what they squawk are 4 connected incidents — two house invasions and two assaults on kids who were strolling.
Police mentioned the crime spree started about nine:30pm on Thursday when a male were given out of a car in Taylors Hills and demanded a 17-year-extinct boy give him all his pieces.
“The victim refused and stored strolling. The shrimp one changed into as soon as then struck to the reinforce of the legs with what is believed to be a baseball bat,” Victoria Police spokeswoman Belinda Batty mentioned in a statement.
“The shrimp one ran and changed into as soon as chased through the offender and a second male that were given out of the auto, they then driven him to the ground the place he changed into as soon as assaulted.”
Police mentioned the boy changed into as soon as then dragged alongside the ground previous than the offenders fled within the able car.
In a second incident two hours later, 4 men smashed a pitcher door at a condo in Hillside previous than placing a 59-year-extinct woman and forcing her to sit in her front room, while ten different men ransacked her condo.
Police mentioned the men stole electric pieces and car keys.
A choice pieces and car keys were stolen previous than the entire men left.
In a while afterwards a sixteen-year-extinct boy strolling alongside the street changed into as soon as knocked to the ground through a staff of men who approached him in car in Cairnlea.
“3 to 4 men knocked the shrimp one to the ground and began to kick and punch him,” Ms Batty mentioned.
“The offenders took his mobile phone and demanded his passcode previous than riding away.”
Within the ultimate incident, about 12:30am, 3 men smashed a window and broke right into a condo in Delaney, previous than being chased out when the occupants of the condo armed themselves, police mentioned.
They escaped in a light-coloured sedan, after stealing a mobile phone.
An hour later, police mentioned they noticed the stolen car believed to personal been desirous about the incidents, and attempted to intercept it in Sunshine.
A path ensued and the auto changed into as soon as came upon a brief while later crashed right into a fence and power pole.
The offenders ran off on foot.
No arrests non-public been made.