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An 18-year-old man has been charged with armed robbery and assault after a 32-year-old man was bashed with an iron bar and a trail bike was stolen from his home in Casino on Sunday.

Around 6pm police allege two men aged 18 and 39 visited a house on Johnston Street and became involved in an argument with the 32-year-old resident.

During the argument, police say the 18-year-old assaulted the victim with a ladder and an iron bar.

After the assault police believe the pair walked to the garage and pushed a trail bike out of the garage and into the nearby lane (with the 18-year-old still brandishing a seven-inch knife).

Both men got onto the bike and rode to Short Street where they crashed the bike and were sent flying.

A short time later police located both men in a yard nearby. The 39-year-old was injured as a result of the crash.

The 18-year-old has been charged with armed robbery, reckless wounding, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, malicious damage, mid-range PCA and being an unlicensed rider.

The 39-year-old was taken to hospital and is yet to be charged.

The victim was treated for injuries to his face, hand and back.

Police believe all parties were known to each other.

Any witnesses are urged to contact Casino Detectives on 6662 0099.

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