Man in wheelchair bashed, robbed by thugs on pushbikes

A MAN in a wheelchair has been punched in the head and robbed by a pair of teenage thugs on pushbikes while making his way home from the local shops in Townsville.

Police said the 22-year-old man was bailed up by two young males on pushbikes who were bumming smokes on Kern Brothers Drive in Kirwan around 11.45am.

When the man refused, police said one of the males allegedly stepped off his bike and punched him in the head before pocketing his wallet.


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Two witnesses intervened and chased the thug down the street causing him to drop the man’s wallet before the pair continued to ride away.

The victim sustained bruising to his face, police said.

One of the men is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his late teens or early 20s and being about 180cm tall with a slim build, brown eyes and a moustache.

He was wearing a black Chicago Bulls t-shirt with white shorts and red shoes.

The second man is described as being about the same age with a dark complexion, 180cm tall, black hair and was wearing a black hooded jumper, dark long pants and riding a white mountain bike.

Anyone with any information is urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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