Eight men have assaulted two Buddhist monks and stolen religious books, cash and passports in an attack on a monastery in Adelaide, police say.
Just after 2am (CDST) this morning two car loads of men arrived at the Waterloo Corner monastery and smashed their way into one of the rooms.
A police spokeswoman said they assaulted two of the monks and stole a large black suitcase with cash, passports, a statue of Buddha and religious books.
The victims suffered minor facial injuries and were treated at the nearby Lyell McEwin Hospital.
Not clear what kind of Buddhist monastery it was.