An elderly man has become the victim of a violent and unprovoked assault in suburban Melbourne.
A 94-year-old man has been assaulted in a violent and unprovoked attack in Melbourne.
The chaos unfolded as the elderly man was leaving his apartment complex on The Esplanade in St Kilda to use the outdoor bins shortly after midnight on Monday.
He was taken to hospital in a stable condition and has since been released.
St Kilda police are investigating the incident and urging anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area at the time to come forward.
The offender has a caucasian appearance with a solid build and was wearing light-coloured trousers.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit an online report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.