Five teens ambushed and tried to rob a Noble Park man as he walked home.
Police said the 32-year-old victim was on a walkway over Mile Creek at Briggs Crescent about 7.50pm on Tuesday 1 May.
Three boys and two girls, all described as Caucasian, approached and one boy punched the victim in the face.
They demanded his backpack and a second boy kicked the victim in the back.
The victim ran and flagged down a passing motorist for help.
Police said he suffered minor injuries. He retained his backpack, which was buckled across his chest.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with any information.