Man beaten by knife-wielding thugs in Sydney’s west after arranging to meet for a mobile phone sale 


Warning for online shoppers as a man is beaten by knife-wielding thugs after arranging to meet for a mobile phone sale

  • Manhunt underway for two men involved in alleged armed robbery in Marayong
  • Man, 27, allegedly robbed at knifepoint during  sale of mobile phone Wednesday
  • Told police he was threatened with a kitchen knife before knocked to the ground

A manhunt is underway after a man was allegedly robbed and assaulted at knifepoint during the sale of his mobile phone in Sydney’s west.

Police were called to Davis Road in Marayong around 8.35pm on Wednesday night  following reports of an armed robbery.

A man, 27, told police he had met with two other men of African appearance to discuss the sale of his phone when one of them allegedly took off with the phone and fled the scene. 

The victim was then involved in a physical altercation with the other man, who lunged at him with a kitchen knife.

Quakers Hill Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery in nearby Marayong on Wednesday night (stock)

Quakers Hill Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery in nearby Marayong on Wednesday night (stock)

The other man returned to the scene and punched the 27-year-old, who was knocked to the ground and sustained a head injury. 

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Police were told both men fled the scene on foot and were last seen running towards Osborne Road.

One man is described as African appearance, aged 18-years-old, 180cm tall, slim build with short curly hair.

The other man was also of African appearance, about 185cm tall and slim build.

A crime scene was established and a police investigation has been launched.

Anyone with information should call Quakers Hill Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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