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Would-Be Robber Accused Of Hitting Victim In Back Of Head

A man is accused of hitting a man he intended to rob in the back of the head in Rockhampton.  

The 37-year-old Woorabinda man is reportedly behind the attempted robbery on the corner of Fitzroy and East Street overnight.

It is alleged that the man approached the victim from behind as he was crossing the road and hit him in the back of the head.

Police further allege that the man and victim then threw a number of punches at each other whilst the man demanded money from the victim before running from the scene towards Bolsover Street.

The victim received multiple injuries as a result, and no property was stolen.

Police later identified the man allegedly involved through CCTV footage and apprehended him on the corner of Denham and East Street where he was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery.

He will appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Thursday.

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Quote this reference number: QP2000302957