A man in his 30s suffered minor injuries during an aggravated burglary in Kennington on Sunday night.
Police say an unknown offender forced entry to a Lowndes Street home about 10.20pm, allegedly armed with a weapon.
The male offender was confronted inside by two residents and two guests, resulting in a scuffle.
One of the residents sustained minor injuries as a result.
The offender fled the scene empty-handed.
He is described as being in his mid-20s, of a thin build, unshaven and with a dark complexion.
Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives are looking into the incident.
Anyone who has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.