A man was assaulted and threatened with a knife after his wallet was stolen in Toongabbie.
A man, 20, got off a bus at Toongabbie Railway Station and began crossing the railway overpass when he was approached by a man who grabbed his shoulder at about 4.30pm on Sunday, August 6.
The man grabbed the 20-year-old’s wallet from his backpack and ran off.
The victim gave chase and saw the man getting onto a bus with about five or six other males.
Before the bus could leave the victim got on the bus and told the driver not to leave as he confronted the group. They then fled on foot.
The man followed and caught up with them on Cooyong Crescent, but the group pushed him to the ground and punched and kicked him, threatening him with a knife.
A car stopped to help and the group fled. The man did not require medical treatment.
Parramatta police have begun an investigation and called for anyone with information to come forward via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Man assaulted during game
A man had a glass smashed over his head during a game of cards at a home in Toongabbie.
The Toongabbie man, 22, was drinking with friends when an argument broke out between himself and another player at around 10.30pm on Wednesday, August 2.
It is alleged the second player smashed a schooner glass on the other man’s head.
The blow caused a large gash to the victim’s head and a cut to the alleged offenders hand.
A struggle occurred between the two before they were separated.
The alleged attacker left the home and an ambulance was called.
Police were called and arrested the alleged offender outside Toongabbie Railway Station.
The victim was taken to hospital but later released after treatment to his head wound.
The alleged attacker was later charged with reckless wounding and granted conditional bail.
He was due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on August 9.