A gang of six African males sexually assaulted one woman and punched another in the face in a brutal attack in central Melbourne, on early Saturday morning.
Police say the same group may be responsible for a string of robberies across the city on Friday night and Saturday morning.
This comes as violent crime in the State continues to rise. The escalation has been attributed to immigrant African crime gangs.
Sergeant Megan Stefanec said the two women had been walking down Queen Street just before 4 am on Saturday.
“Two women were assaulted by a group of six male offenders,” she said.
“One woman was sexually assaulted and the other woman was punched to the face before the offenders fled.”
Earlier, four people were bashed in the CBD, including two taken to the hospital.
Two men have been arrested and police are searching for others believed to have been involved.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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