BY IAN CROUCH
Police are searching for four men over a violent robbery at Wallsend overnight.
A 25-year-old man was approached by the group at the corner of Metcalf and Cowper Streets at about 9.50pm on Wednesday.
One of the group hit the man in the face before they made off his watch, mobile phone and shoes.
The victim made his way to a nearby fast food restaurant to raise the alarm.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to the John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.