A SERVICE station attendant has been rushed to hospital after being bashed over the head with a hammer in a violent robbery in Sydney’s southwest.
The 25-year-old man was set upon outside the Lagonda Drive service station at Ingleburn while grabbing a jumper from his car about 5.20am on Saturday.
Police said the man noticed two people on a dirt bike pull up near the entrance to the servo holding a dark coloured object and believed he was about to be robbed.
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The worker locked himself in his car and started the engine at which time one of the offenders allegedly ran over to him and smashed the driver’s side window with a hammer.
Police said the offender proceeded to strike the 25-year-old over the head with the tool several times.
The worker drove to another petrol station on Oxford Road where he called Triple Zero while the two offenders smashed their way into the service station and stole a stash of cash and smokes.
The shop attendant was treated by paramedics before being taken to Campbelltown Hospital with non life-threatening head injuries.
Police are still searching for the offenders and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
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.