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Man stabbed in aggravated burglary in Melbourne’s west

Neil Mitchell
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FIRST ON 3AW: Tipped off to The Rumour File

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary in Cairnlea which has left a man in a serious condition in hospital.

Four masked men are believed to have forced their way into a property on Station Street at around 2.50am.

One of the occupants of the property, a 50-year-old man, was woken when the intruders forced entry through the front door of the house.

The intruders attacked the man, who sustained multiple stab wounds.

The man was taken to hospital where he remains a serious condition.

A woman and three children were also home at the time of the attack, but were not injured.

The offenders are believed to have fled in a white Holden Commodore station wagon, which police say did not have any number plates.

Detective Senior Constable Kane Treloar told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell the offenders are not believed to have stolen anything from the house.

He said police are unsure if the attack was targeted or random.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

A caller to the Rumour File broke the story this morning.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppersvic.com.au

Neil Mitchell
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