Police are searching for two men who assaulted a man while he was walking along Albert Street, Sebastopol on Thursday night.
Senior Sergeant Neale Robinson said a 31-year-old Sebastopol man was walking along Albert Street, Sebastopol near the Coles supermarket at 10.50pm when he was approached by two unknown males.
The males assaulted the victim, before stealing his mobile phone and fleeing the scene.
Police attended and man was taken to Ballarat Base Hospital for assessment.
The offenders remain on the run.
Police are appealing to witnesses who saw the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.