Woman and child assaulted in Melbourne robbery

A woman and child were assaulted after five men broke into their home in West Melbourne overnight.

Police have been told up to five men forced their way into the back door of a house on Raleighs Road, Melton at around 11.55pm last night.

A woman, a teenager and a child were at home at the time.

Up to five men broke into the Meltons’ home during the night. (9News)

Police say the gunmen assaulted the nine-year-old child. They then assaulted and demanded money from the 51-year-old woman.

The 16-year-old boy fled the house for help, while the men fled after stealing a game console and mobile phone.

The child was not injured but the woman was taken to hospital, although her injuries were not life threatening.

A woman and child were assaulted after five men broke into their home in Melbourne's west overnight.
A woman and a child were assaulted during the burglary. (9News)

Sergeant Megan Stefanec described the group as being African in appearance and possibly between 16 and 20 years old.

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