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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured during a robbery at Tweed Heads on Tuesday night (November 10).

About 9.30pm, a 28-year-old man was walking on Wharf Street, when he was approached by four other men.

The men surrounded the man, threatened him with a knife, and demanded cash and his mobile phone.

The 28-year-old handed over his phone, and one man hit him in the face and another stole his backpack.

The injured man ran to a nearby service station, the attendant assisted and took him home.

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

He suffered minor facial injuries.

Officers from Tweed-Byron Local Area Command commenced an investigation.

Investigators are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist them with their inquiries are urged to call Tweed Heads Police Station on 07 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers.

One of the men was described to police as being 157cm tall, of slim build, with short hair. He was wearing a grey shirt and black pants.


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