Police are investigating after a man was assaulted and robbed in Wallsend overnight.
About 9.50pm on Wednesday a 25-year-old man was on the corner of Metcalf and Cowper Streets.
Four men, only described as wearing dark clothing, approached the man.
He was hit ithe face by one of the men before they stole his watch, mobile phone and shoes.
The man made his way to a nearby fast-food restaurant and contacted emergency services.
He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and are investigating.
Anyone with information that could assist is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/