A gang of intruders stole laptops and shoes before stabbing a young doctor to death and leaving him to die alone on a street after he chased them out of his house.
Ash Gordon, 33, was stabbed by a gang of intruders at about 5.30am on Saturday at his Doncaster home, in Melbourne‘s east.
It’s understood Dr Gordon pursued the thugs but was rammed off the road on Eildon Street, some 500m from his Sargent Street home.
Frightened neighbours called police after hearing the commotion as the thieves left Dr Gordon on the street to die, with his body discovered a short time later.
Dr Gordon’s partner told police the heartless thieves stole a few items from the home, including laptops and shoes.
Ash Gordon (above) was killed during a home invasion in the early hours of Saturday morning
It’s understood Dr Gordon pursued the thugs but was rammed off the road in Eildon St, some 500m from his Sargent St home (pictured)
His attackers remain on the run and no arrests have been made, with police issuing a public appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
His loved ones described him as a ‘true gentleman’ who was ‘humble and dearly loved’.
‘Ash was one of the nicest most humble guys you could meet, no matter your differences in life he was always up for a chat and meeting new people,’ Dr Gordon’s friend, Jovanne Pieterse, told the Herald Sun.
‘He had this energy that would light up any room, and was dearly loved by so many.’
Dr Gordon graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2015. He worked as a doctor from 2016.
He went on to own Richmond-based cosmetic clinic Redefine Aesthetics, which specialises in skin health, wellness and anti-ageing.
Dr Gordon described himself online as a ‘young doctor who lifts weights and loves a good burger’.
His website reads: ‘Dr Ash believes in forming strong relationships with his patients that value honesty and transparency in all aspects of the treatment.’
‘He utilises shared decision-making when it comes to achieving the patient’s goals, and is always willing to tailor treatments based on what the patient desires.
‘Furthermore, he gives guidance on the most effective means with which to achieve the desired outcomes.’
Dr Gordon (above) worked as a doctor from 2016 and owned the Richmond-based clinic Redefine Aesthetics
Dr Gordon’s partner told police the robbers stole laptops and shoes from the home in Doncaster (pictured)
No arrests have been made in relation to Dr Gordon’s death (pictured, police at the scene)
Flowers were left at the scene on Sunday, with a note from a friend saying he couldn’t ‘make sense of this’.
‘I’m lost for words. A true gentleman, intelligent, honest, compassionate, friendly generous. I don’t think there is one positive characteristic I could leave out,’ he said.
‘Gone way too soon brother. I truly thank you for all that you helped me with. Tragic. Rest easy bud.’
It’s understood Dr Gordon had lived in his rental for four years.
His housemate told the Herald Sun he heard a loud ‘bang’ and a group of people talking during the robbery.
Neighbours reported hearing young people partying on the street in the days before Dr Gordon’s death.
Sargent St residents said Saturday’s incident followed a recent spate of crimes.
Dr Gordon (above) was described by loved ones as a ‘true gentleman’ who was ‘humble and dearly loved’
In November, an elderly couple found their home had been ransacked with all their valuables stolen.
On Wednesday a woman living next door to Dr Gordon had her car stolen from her garage.
One neighbour said Dr Gordon’s death was hard to accept as ‘no amount of material is worth a life’.
‘It’s pretty terrifying to be honest. You don’t really think that’s happening five metres away from your door, so it’s a little bit confronting,’ he said.
Any witnesses or anyone with information has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers.