Man critically injured in string of random attacks

A MAN has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition with bleeding on the brain after being bashed and robbed in a terrifying random attack in Sydney’s inner-west.

Police said the 64-year-old man was set upon by two males after parking his car on Newington Street at Enmore around 1pm on Saturday.

The two offenders allegedly beat the man, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.


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The duo then allegedly stole the man’s wallet and were seen fleeing the scene in a black hatchback.

The 64-year-old man was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he remains in a critical condition with a bleed on the brain.

The attack was just one of four brutal muggings across the city’s inner-west on Saturday which police believe are linked.

The first happened on Arthur Street at Ashfield around 12.20am.

Police said a 29-year-old man was walking along the street when he was grabbed from behind and bashed.

He had his mobile phone and wallet stolen before the thugs ran off.

The man was left with swelling and bruising to his face.

Then, around 5.30am, a 31-year-old man was grabbed from behind and threatened by two men while walking along Wellbank Street at North Strathfield.

After handing over his property, the man was allegedly bashed and knocked to the ground, causing him to injure his elbow.

The two offenders then took off in the same hatchback used as the getaway car in the attack at Enmore.

Shortly after the 64-year-old man was accosted at Newington Street, a 27-year-old man was bailed up at Marrickville.

Police said the man was grabbed from behind on Hawkhurst Street and pulled to the ground where he struck his head.

The 27-year-old lost consciousness momentarily before waking up to three males rummaging through his pockets.

The trio allegedly took his wallet and mobile phone before fleeing in the same black hatchback.

Police said the vehicle was later identified as being stolen. It was found a short time after the fourth incident, dumped in a laneway at Dulwich Hill.

Detectives are now appealing for information to help find the offenders.

One male has been described as being Black African in appearance, aged in his early to mid 20s and being 155-160cm tall.

He was wearing tracksuit pants and a black jacket.

The second male is described as being Middle Eastern/Mediterranean in appearance, aged in his early to mid 20s and 165-170cm tall.

He had a ponytail and he too was wearing tracksuit pants and a black jacket.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

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

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

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