A service station attendant has been hospitalised after being hit in the head with a hammer at Ingleburn this morning.
About 5.20am (Saturday 9 March 2019), the 25-year-old attendant walked outside of the petrol station on Lagonda Drive to get a jumper out of his car.
He 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 people 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 Triple Zero.
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.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.