A 62-year-old Brunswick man was walking along Edward Street, Brunswick on his way to work when he was approached from behind by two men on Thursday, 13 August about 4am.
The pair demanded the victim hand over any money he had and before the victim had a chance to respond, one of the men grabbed the victim’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 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, wearing a t-shirt and 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.