POLICE believe two violent robberies which occurred on Sunday may be linked.
A 30-year-old man was walking along Ducat St, Tweed Heads about 12.05am on June 30 when he was approached by two men.
One of the men demanded the victim hand over his wallet and phone and as the victim complied he was hit across the body numerous times with a metal object.
The two men fled the scene while the 30-year-old made his way to a nearby house and called for assistance.
Police from Tweed-Byron Local Area Command and emergency services attended the scene and the man was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital, before he was transferred to Gold Coast Hospital with facial factures.
Police are investigating the robbery and believe another violent incident that occurred at 9.30pm on the same day may be related.
In the second instance an 18-year-old man was walking along Ducat St when he was tripped and hit over the head by two men standing nearby.
They dragged the victim towards a nearby oval, while they punched, kicked and hit him with a metal object, forcing him to hand over his backpack.
The men left the scene but returned a short time later in a red car demanding the 18-year-old give them his mobile phone, which he did.
Police would like to speak to the two men, one described as Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall, wearing a grey hoodie and long pants.
The other man is described as Caucasian appearance with dark skin, 180cm tall, wearing a black hoodie and long pants.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact Tweed-Byron Local Area Command on 07 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police assure that any information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
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