Victorian Man Stabbed In Leg During Attempted Carjacking

A morning commute has turned sour for one man after an attempted carjacking at a southwest Melbourne train station car park.

What you need to know
  • A 33-year-old man refused to hand over his keys during an attempted carjacking at Hoppers Crossing train station car park
  • He received a slash wound to the leg
  • Police are still searching for the offender

Victorian police are on the hunt for a man who slashed another man with a knife during an attempted carjacking in Melbourne's southwest this morning.

Police say the offender, armed with a knife, approached a man who had parked his car at the Hoppers Crossing train station car park just after 6.30am, and made demands for his car.

The car park for Hoppers Crossing station is located in Morris Road.

When the 33-year-old Glenroy man refused to hand over his car, he received a slash wound to the leg, for which he was later transported to hospital.

The carjacker, who the victim described as 170cm tall with a thin build and wearing a black hooded jumper, ran from the scene.

Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating and believe the offender had spoken to commuters in the car park prior to the incident.