The Cobram community is reeling after a brazen attack which has left a man recovering in a Melbourne hospital with life-threatening stab wounds to his face and neck.By Jessica Grimble
The Cobram community is reeling after a brazen attack which has left a man recovering in a Melbourne hospital with life-threatening stab wounds to his face and neck.
The bold nature of the aggravated burglary at a Dudley Park Lane property on Friday night has also shocked police, who believe no measure of security could have prevented the attack.
A Cobram man and woman were entertaining another couple about 9.25
Police believe a man entered the property and made his way to the master bedroom before riffling through the victim’s belongings.
One of the men disturbed the intruder in the bedroom where a struggle ensued.
During the confrontation the victim, a Cobram man, 51, was stabbed multiple times to the face and neck by the offender before he fled the scene via the backyard.
It is believed the intruder received injuries to his head and face during the struggle which may be bruised or swollen.
The victim was taken to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne where he remains in a critical, but stable, condition.
Detective Senior Constable Jason Williams of Cobram Crime Investigation Unit said the struggle would have lasted 30
Det Sen Const Williams said the stab wounds were millimetres from killing the victim.
The offender, and the knife used in the attack, remain at large.
‘‘The brazenness of this offence just can’t go unnoticed,’’ Det Sen Const Williams said.
‘‘The offender would’ve walked within 2
‘‘It’s unbelievable how brazen and how bold this offender is.’’
A pair of thick black-framed glasses, with a thicker right lens, were found in the backyard of the property.
The glasses are believed to be linked to the offender, who is described as having an athletic build, medium in size, perceived to be Asian in appearance and was wearing a brown ‘hoodie’.
The ‘hoodie’ potentially has blood stains from the attack.
A police dog was in Cobram on Friday night but attempts to track the offender were unsuccessful.
Personal items were taken from the property.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have information, or anyone who may be able to assist in identifying the man, to phone Cobram CIU on 5871
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