Young quadriplegic man 'punched and robbed' in shocking ambush

A young quadriplegic man has been allegedly been punched and robbed by two men in North Queensland.

Dylan, 22, was on his way home from the shops in his wheelchair in Kirwan, Townsville on Wednesday about 11.45am when he was allegedly ambushed by two men who stole his wallet.

The pair were riding mountain bikes and asked Dylan for cigarettes, police said.

He refused and one of the men allegedly got off his bike and hit Dylan in the jaw before taking his wallet.

Quadriplegic man Dylan was allegedly attacked in Townsville by two men who stole his wallet. Source: 7 News
Quadriplegic man Dylan was allegedly attacked in Townsville by two men who stole his wallet. Source: 7 News

A group of tradies who witnessed the alleged attack ran after the men who dropped the wallet.

“I’d hate to say that they were targeting me because I’m easy or that I’m disabled, but I do think it was opportunistic,” Dylan said.

Dylan believes the alleged attack was opportunistic. Source: 7 News
Dylan believes the alleged attack was opportunistic. Source: 7 News

One of the men is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his late teens or early 20s, about 180cm tall with a slim build, brown eyes and a moustache.

He was wearing a black Chicago Bulls t-shirt with white shorts and red shoes.

The second man is described as being about the same age with a dark complexion, 180cm tall, black hair and wearing a black hooded jumper, dark long pants and riding a white mountain bike.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.

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