On Wednesday 29th May 2013 at around 8.00 am a male shopkeeper was opening up his business premises on Huntingdale Road in Oakleigh East when he was approached by an unknown male who asked him for change for the bus. As the victim was accommodating the male’s request the male first slashed him to his back and then to his chest with a box cutter. A scuffle then ensued during which the victim was able to disarm the offender who then fled on foot. The victim has since been treated in hospital. Monash CIU police are appealing for any witnesses.