AN Aspendale man was punched in the face by a burglar who he confronted in the hallway of his Aspendale home, 8.15pm, Sunday 14 January. The resident was asleep when the offender forced a sliding window at the Nepean Highway house and rummaged through desks and draws before making his way upstairs.
He may have been about to enter the main bedroom when the resident confronted him and was attacked. The thief told him, “Stay down, dog”.
The man stole the resident’s phone and was last seen running towards Nepean Highway. He is described as Caucasian, 170cm tall, with slicked back short grey hair. He was wearing a black jacket with a beige top underneath, gloves and dark pants. He was carrying a small white bag.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.