Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an assault in Corfe Mullen.
The incident happened at approximately 8.30pm on Tuesday 4 February 2014 on Jubilee Road.
A 32-year-old local man was parked up in his car when he was approached by two men who tried to gain access to the vehicle. The first offender smashed the driver’s side window with a hammer and then used the hammer to hit the victim who sustained a minor arm injury.
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 man 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.
DC Lyons continued: “I am interested to speak to anyone who may have information that can assist with the investigation. I would ask them to call Dorset Police in confidence as soon as possible.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence 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.