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Investigation underway into attempted robbery, assault - Albury

Thursday, 18 March 2021 01:38:01 PM

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted during an attempted robbery in Albury overnight.

About 8.20pm (Wednesday 17 March 2021), an 18-year-old man was walking along Douglas Road, Lavington, when he was approached by two unknown men.

Police have been told the men punched the man in the face, before demanding cash and attempting to grab his mobile phone from his pocket.

The man continued to be kicked and threatened, before the two pair fled on foot, empty-handed, towards Kemp Street.

The man sustained soreness to his jaw and leg, and was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics. He did not require further medical treatment.

Police were notified and officers from Murray River Police District commenced inquiries.

The unknown men are only described as wearing dark hooded jumpers.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Albury Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.