A man was attacked by a two people wielding a hammer and wearing balaclavas while he sat in his parked car in Corfe Mullen.
Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after a 32-year-old man suffered an arm injury following the assault at around 8:30pm on Tuesday 4 February along Jubilee Road.
The victim was sat in his parked car when he was approached by two men who tried to gain access to the vehicle. The first offender smashed the window on the driver’s side of the car, before using the hammer to attack the victim.
Detective Constable David Lyons of Bournemouth CID said: “This assault caused great distress to the victim. It is fortunate that the victim was not more seriously injured.
“The offenders are believed to have escaped in the direction of the footpaths on Jubilee Road. It is possible there were other people around in the area at the time who may have witnessed this incident. I urge them to come forward.”
The offenders are both described as white and were wearing black balaclavas with an oval cut out for the eyes, and a separate oval cut out for the mouth.
One of the men is of stocky build and approximately five foot nine inches tall. He was wearing a black, zip-up fleece jacket with a beige or brown horizontal stripe across the front, black trousers and black gloves.
He was also carrying a mallet style hammer with a tubular head with circular white plastic ends. The other man was wearing a black puffa style jacket similar to a Berghaus waterproof.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 4:435. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.