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Inquiries continue following robbery

Police are appealing for assistance following a robbery at Punchbowl.

About 4.45pm (Saturday 17 June 2017), a 47-year-old man had arranged to meet a 40-year-old woman on the corner of South Terrace and Punchbowl Road, Punchbowl.

Whilst the man was seated in his vehicle, an unknown man has approached the driver’s side window where they had a short conversation about the 40-year-old woman.

The unknown man has then opened the rear driver’s side door and sat behind him.

A short time later, two more men approached the vehicle, opening the car doors, with one man sitting in the front passenger seat, whilst the other man sat in the rear.

All three men began punching the 47-year-old man multiple times to the face and torso.

The altercation continued out onto the roadway.

The injured man managed to break free and run to a nearby licensed premises for assistance.

The three men fled the scene on foot with the man’s mobile phone and car keys.

They were last seen running north along South Terrace towards Bankstown.

The injured man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Bankstown Hospital with suspected facial fractures and a broken nose.

Officers from Bankstown Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

Police would like to speak with three men who may be able to assist with inquiries.

The first man is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, grey pants and white shoes.

The second man is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a white jumper, black pants and white shoes.

The third man is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, grey pants and white shoes.

Police are urging for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have footage including dash cam footage from around the area at the time of the incident to contact Bankstown Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.

Source: NSW Police

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