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Man injured during attempted robbery - North Coast

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 07:47:28 AM

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attempted robbery of a man in Tweed Heads last night.

About 9.15pm (Monday 12 June 2017), a 69-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle parked on Minjungbal Drive when he was approached by a man.

The occupant wound his window down and in doing so the man reached in and started punching the 69-year-year-old in the head.

The man opened the driver’s side door and attempted to get in. The occupant managed to fight him off and close the door, however, the man continued to assault the occupant through the open window.

A man who witnessed the incident came to the aid of the older man who had suffered significant facial injuries including a broken nose.

The man, who is described as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, aged between 20 – 30, with a thin build and wearing dark track pants and an orange and black hooded jumper ran from the scene.

Detectives from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command continue their inquiries and would like to speak with anyone who may have information that could assist.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.