Detectives are investigating after two men broke into a Toowong unit and assaulted a man last night.
Around 9.15pm the 26-year-old male occupant confronted two men attempting to break into the Horrocks Street property.
An altercation ensued between the men with the resident arming himself with a shovel and striking one of the men.
During the scuffle, one of the pair hit the man in the head with a hammer before stealing a bag containing a flute and fleeing the scene.
The occupant sustained a laceration to his head and was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for treatment.
A neighbour located the bag containing the flute dumped in the street a short time later.
The first man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 30s, about 178cm tall with a tanned complexion.
The second man is described as being around 178cm tall and younger than the first man.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
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