Man punched through car window during attempted robbery

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attempted robbery of a man while he was sitting in his car at Tweed Heads last night (Monday June 12).

About 9.15pm a 69-year-old man was sitting in his car parked on Minjungbal Drive when another man approached him.

When the occupant wound down his window, the other man reached in and started punching him in the head.

The assailant then opened the driver’s side door and attempted to get in.

The occupant managed to fight him off and close the door but the man continued to assault the occupant through the open window.

A man who witnessed the incident came to the aid of the older man who had suffered significant facial injuries including a broken nose.

The assailant ran from the scene.

He is described as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, aged between 20 and 30, with a thin build and wearing dark track pants and an orange and black hoodie

Detectives from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command continue their inquiries and would like to speak with anyone who may have information that could assist.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

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