Victim struck with metal pole in frightening Springvale aggravated burglary
Frightened residents have attempted to barricade themselves in a bedroom after three offenders broke in to their Springvale home late last night.
Investigators have been told that three male offenders broke into the Loller Street home after forcing the front door open just after midnight.
Two occupants, who were woken from their sleep, attempted to barricade themselves in a bedroom but one of the thugs forced a metal pole through the door striking the male victim in the stomach.
The men demanded cash from the couple, fleeing the scene with a handbag.
A 47-year-old man received minor injuries in the incident.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au