In a case of mistaken identify a male was bashed and left unconscious in Belmont recently.
 
At around 11.20pm on Saturday the 21st of May, 2011, the young male was travelling as a passenger with friends down Resolution Drive, Belmont. As he approached the intersection at Great Eastern Highway he thought he recognised two friends standing on the grass verge so he yelled out. This prompted the males to run towards the car. Quickly realising he didn’t know them the passenger and a couple of friends jumped out the car. Immediately, the driver was set upon by a male who attacked him during which he ripped off his shirt. This male then changed his attention to the front of the car and smashed the front window screen. His accomplice also joined in and honed in on one of the rear passenger males who had jumped back into the rear seat. The accomplice immediately started to beat him around the head and face, possibly with a metal bar dragging him out the car. Terrified, the remaining rear passenger managed to climb through to the front and drive off in the car. He did a u-turn at the lights to go back and pick up his friends. He found one of his friends lying unconscious in the middle of the intersection. The attackers were walking off along Great Eastern Highway. Ironically the attackers returned to the scene a short time later in a black sedan whilst the ambulance was still treating the unconscious man. 
 
The first male is described as:
·         Aged in his late 20’s
·         165 -170cm
·         Muscular build
·         Thin hair possibly balding
·         Possibly has tattoos
·         Wearing a white t-shirt which he ripped off during the medley.
 
The second male is described as:
·         20 – 22 years
·         Slim build
·         178cm tall
·         Wearing a grey/dark zip up jacket and a dark hat or beanie.
 
Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this horrific incident or has information about this offence to make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential, and rewards are offered.   Please quote Reference Number 5557.
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