Man struck with hammer during armed robbery in Ingleburn

A man has been struck in the head with a hammer during an armed robbery attempt in Ingleburn early Saturday morning.

The 25-year-old shop attendant walked outside of the petrol station on Lagonda Drive to get a jumper out of his car about 5.20am on Saturday, March 9.

The man noticed two people on a dirt bike pull up outside the doors of the shop, one holding a dark coloured object.

The worker believed he was about to get robbed, so he got into his car and started the engine.

One of the alleged offenders ran over to him and smashed the driver’s side window with a hammer, before using it to strike him in the head several times.

He managed to drive off to another petrol station on Oxford Road and called 000.

Meanwhile, the two people from the bike forced entry to the petrol station on Lagonda Drive and made off with cash and cigarettes.

The shop attendant was taken to Campbelltown Hospital with non-life threatening head injuries.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.