Bashed in daylight at Park Beach

PARK Beach is again in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

Police say they are on the trail of two thugs who bashed and tried to rob a man on Thursday afternoon.

The 54-year-old was walking in York Street near his home about 4pm when two males walked past him.

One of them ran back and grabbed his backpack, broke the strap and tried to wrest it from him.

The man struggled with his assailant before the second offender stepped in and struck the man in the forehead with a block of concrete.

The dazed man ran home and yelled out for help and residents rushed to his aid.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene for his head wound, but he did not require hospitalisation, police said.

The two men now on the run are described as aged in their early 20s.

One of them is further described as 170cm tall, with a medium build, olive complexion and black hair.

If you saw the incident, contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

In other news, the Park Beach Holiday Park had unwelcome visitors early on Thursday.

About 3am a man, 65, was awoken by a noise outside his van and saw two to three people run off. He checked his portable freezer and discovered 10 bottles of beer had been stolen.

At the site next door another man, 61, raised the alarm when the intruders tried to steal his station wagon parked near his campervan.

Police later stopped four males near the Pet Porpoise Pool and arrested two of them.

A youth, 17, was charged with intent to repeat an indictable offence and a man, 19, was charged with cannabis possession.

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