Police say two teenage boys who assaulted and robbed a 76-year-old man on the New South Wales south coast returned to attack the victim a second time when he cried for help.
Officers are still searching for the teens over the attack in North Nowra around 6:30pm AEST yesterday.
The man has told police he noticed the boys following him as he walked along Pitt Street.
The victim then turned onto Page Avenue, where he was punched to the head by one of the boys and had his head pushed into a concrete gutter.
The man’s head was also stomped on before the teens stole his wallet.
Inspector John Behrendt says the boys began to run away, until the victim cried for help.
“For good measure, they came back and kicked him twice and then ran away with the wallet,” Inspector Behrendt said.
The man was taken to Shoalhaven District Hospital for treatment of head injuries, including bruising and lacerations.
Police were called and searched the surrounding area for the attackers without success.
The teens are described as being aged 16 or 17, of Caucasian appearance and between 160 and 170 centimetres tall.