Police have appealed for witnesses to a group attack in Tweed Heads last night.
Police have appealed for witnesses to a group attack in Tweed Heads last night. Trevor Veale

Witnesses sought in armed group attack at Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured during an armed robbery at Tweed Heads last night.

About 9.30pm on Tuesday, a 28-year-old man was walking on Wharf St when he was approached by four men, who threatened him with a knife, before demanding cash and his mobile phone.

The 28-year-old handed over his phone before he was allegedly hit in the face by one assailant while another stole his backpack.

The victim suffered minor facial injuries and ran to a nearby service station, where the attendant assisted him and took him home.

A short time later the man attended Tweed Heads Police Station and reported the robbery.

Officers from Tweed-Byron Local Area Command are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

One of the men involved in the attack was described as being 157cm tall, of slim build, with short hair.

He was wearing a grey shirt and black pants.

The other men were not described.

Call Tweed Heads Police Station on 07 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Residents are reminded they should not report crime information via the police Facebook and Twitter pages.



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