A man was smashed on the face with a hammer during a street robbery in Dumfries and Galloway.
The 29-year-old victim was targeted while walking along Greystone Avenue, Kelloholm, on Saturday.
Two men got out of a small blue/grey vehicle that pulled up beside him.
One of the suspects then struck the victim on the face with a hammer, causing him to fall to the ground.
The other suspect then stole the victim’s mobile phone and a three-figure sum of money from his trouser pockets.
The attackers then got back into the vehicle and drove off.
Police said the victim sustained minor injuries.
A force spokesperson said: “If you saw or heard anything suspicious or have any information in relation to this incident that would assist officers with their enquiries, please phone us.”
If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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