Footpath Robbery at New Norfolk
Detectives from Bridgewater CIB are investigating a robbery against a man which occurred in New Norfolk last night A 21-year-old man was walking along the Scenic Track at about 7pm between Humphrey St and The Avenue when he was approached by three young males while another two young men watched on.
One of the youths assaulted the man by striking him with what was believed to be a metal star picket. As a result, the man fell over and the boys were able to remove $250 from the man’s wallet. The young males then fled the area in the direction of The Avenue and Lower Rd.
Detectives and local police searched the immediate area but were unable to locate the alleged offenders who are described as being about 15-17 years old, small builds, and wearing mostly black clothing. The person responsible for assaulting the man was wearing a black hoodie-style jumper with a skull on the front face of the hood.
The youths are believed to have left on foot and may have been observed in the general area surrounding The Avenue at New Norfolk around 7pm on Thursday.
Senior Constable Fred Nyhouse said anyone with information relating to this matter was asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 referencing OR 513535.