Police are appealing for public assistance following an assault and robbery at Jesmond.
About 6pm on Wednesday a 38-year-old man withdrew money from an ATM in a shopping centre on Blue Gum Road.
He walked through a nearby sporting field and into a laneway near Fraser Street when the man was attacked from behind by up to two men.
The men demanded his wallet before knocking him to the ground, assaulting him several times and stealing his mobile phone and wallet.
The 38-year-old man managed to run to a nearby bowling club and alert police.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and commenced an investigation.
Investigators are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to come forward.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
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