Man beaten with his own walking stick, robbed at Werrington

A man has been beaten with his own walking stick before being robbed as he alighted from a train at Werrington.

The 55-year-old man boarded a train at Kingswood railway station between 8.20pm and 8.40pm on Thursday, November 30 and became involved in a verbal argument with another man once he was on board, police said in a statement.

“As the man got off the train at Werrington, the unknown man allegedly grabbed the 55-year-old man’s walking stick and struck him several times to the face and body, causing the man to drop his mobile phone,” police stated.

“The unknown man threw the walking stick onto the railway tracks before fleeing the scene.

“The 55-year-old man sustained a minor injury to his forearm and a bloodied nose.”

St Marys Local Area Command officers attended and started investigations, and have called for a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries to come forward.

The man  is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 40s, approximately 175cm tall, receding brown hair, goatee facial hair, with a large build.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt, and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the incident should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.