Melbourne Embona Taskforce detectives are investigating after a man was bashed and robbed of his phone in Little Bourke St in March.
The 27-year-old man was walking home along Little Bourke St about 1.45am on Monday, March 9.
Police say he was approached by a group of about eight males who have demanded his mobile phone. The man has refused and was attacked.
While being held by the arms, he was punched in the face before they threw him to the ground and stole his phone.
They were last seen running north along Exhibition St.
The victim sustained minor cuts and bruises to his face and grazes to his knees during the incident.
The group are males and perceived to be African in appearance.