Police are appealing for public assistance after two robberies in the same street at Tweed Heads on Sunday, 30 June.
About 12.05am, two men approached a 30-year-old man walking along Ducat Street.
One demanded his wallet and phone. As he handed them over, the man was hit on his body a number of times with a metal object.
The assailants fled and the victim went to a nearby house for help.
He was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital and then transferred to Gold Coast Hospital with facial factures.
At 9.30pm on the same day, a second incident occurred in Ducat Street and police believe it may be related.
An 18-year-old man was tripped and hit over the head while walking down the street by two men standing nearby.
They dragged the second victim towards a nearby oval, kicking, punching and hitting him with a metal object, demanding he hand over his backpack, which he did.
The assailants ran away but a short time later returned in a red car and demanded the 18-year-old hand over his mobile phone, which he did.
Police would like to speak to the two men. One is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall, wearing a grey hoodie and long pants. The other man described as Caucasian in appearance with dark skin, 180cm tall, wearing a black hoodie and long pants.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact Tweed-Byron Local Area Command or Crime Stoppers.