Werribee man left with head injuries in early-morning attack

A Werribee man has suffered head injuries following an early-morning attack in which his wallet and mobile phone were stolen.

The man, 18, and his girlfriend, 17, were walking through Galvin Park Reserve about 1.30am on Monday when they noticed two men on bicycles near the CFA building on the opposite side of the reserve’s football field.

As the couple walked through the reserve towards Shaws Road, the men on bikes started yelling at them, telling them to ‘wait there’.

The man and his girlfriend started walking faster, but the men on the bikes closed in on them, demanding that the man empty his pockets.

The couple started to run, and in the panic, they separated.

The offenders chased the man, wrestling him to the ground and punching him to the head several times.

They then emptied his pockets, stealing his wallet and mobile phone before fleeing towards Parklands Grove.

The man, who received abrasions and swelling to his face, made his way to a friend’s house where his father and the police were called.

Police searched the reserve but were unable to locate the offenders.

They are described as being Caucasian or possibly southern European and aged in their 20s. 

One offender was wearing a white hoody while the other was wearing a black hoody. Both men had medium builds, were about 170cm tall and were riding mountain bikes.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to crimestoppers.com.au