Neighbour assaulted by home invaders

By Mitchell Clarke

A man has been assaulted by three men after coming to the aid of his neighbour whose house had allegedly been burgled in Cranbourne North.

Detectives from the Casey Crime Investigation Unit are piecing together what led to the aggravated home invasion at about 7.15pm on Monday night, 1 February.

Police have been told three offenders broke into the Lindenow Court address and ransacked a bedroom.

It’s believed a neighbour heard screams coming from the occupant inside the house and jumped the back fence to assist.

He was confronted by the offenders as he attempted to help his neighbour, police say.

One offender allegedly struck the victim to the head with an unknown weapon before the group fled on foot.

The victim, a 41-year-old man, was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police confirmed the occupants of the address were not injured.

It’s not yet known if the burglary was targeted and the police investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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