Weekend assaults

TWO separate incidences of assault were reported on Saturday, with one victim requiring hospitalisation.

In the first incident, a house in Hunter Street, Moe, was broken into by a 40 year-old man at 4.30am.

The man, who forced entry into the house using a hammer, assaulted a male occupant with the implement.

The victim, a 30 year-old man from Yallourn North, sustained head injuries and multiple bruising about his body.

He was hospitalised but has since been discharged.

Police believe the assault was domestic-related, and are still looking for the offender, who is described as being Caucasian, six-foot four inches, and of a solid build, with a shaved head.

The second incident took place in Traralgon at 9.40pm on Saturday.

A Traralgon taxi was dispatched to Victory Park to pick up three men, who then asked to be taken to Morwell.

A short time later, the driver was assaulted with an iron bar and the offenders took off with a quantity of money.

The victim was shaken but suffered no serious injuries.

Police are also looking for the offenders.

Witnesses or anyone with information should phone Senior Detective Peter Johnston at the Latrobe Criminal Investigation Unit at 5131 5000.