A MAN has survived a stabbing in Cheltenham.
At around 11.40am on 13 July, a 57-year-old painter working on Jellicoe Street was approached by two men while walking to his car. A verbal altercation started, and the painter was stabbed in the lower back.
After the offenders fled, the painter returned to work. He later realised the extent of his injuries and was taken to hospital where he was confirmed to be in a stable condition.
The two offenders were last spotted running towards the Nepean Highway. An investigation is underway to find out who they are.
A statement from Victoria Police read that “the two males are perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, tall and both were wearing dark clothing and carrying satchel bags. One man was wearing red shoes.”
Police are looking for witnesses or dashcam and CCTV footage to help solve the crime. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au