Police are hunting a group of men following a late night attack in Mayfield East overnight.
A 23 year old man got off a bus on Maitland Road just before 12.30am when he was followed by three men.
One of the men approached him on O’Mara street and demanded his wallet.
Police say that man punched the victim in face before fleeing with his backpack.
The other men joined him, the trio last seen running up seen Ingall Street.
The man who assaulted the 23 year old is described as as being of African appearance with black curly hair, a black shirt and a necklace.
The second man was only described as having large build and partly dyed blonde hair, while the third had slim build and was wearing a blue and red jacket.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.
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