Child and woman assaulted in terrifying home invasion

A nine-year-old child and a woman have been attacked in a terrifying robbery after up to five men stormed their home.

A nine-year-old child and a woman have been attacked in a horrific home invasion in Melbourne’s west.

Up to five men forced their way into the back door of a house on Raleighs Road, Melton at around 11.55pm on Friday, police said.

The men, believed to be armed with knives, assaulted a nine-year-old child before demanding money and assaulting a 51-year-old woman.

A 16-year-old boy ran away from home to get help.

The child was not injured, while the woman was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The attackers fled after stealing a game console and a cell phone.

They are described as being of African appearance and can be between 16 and 20 years old.

Detectives urge anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area or has CCTV or dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online.

Originally published as Child, woman assaulted in terrifying west Melbourne home invasion

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