A man has been knocked unconscious during a violent robbery in Wallsend.
The 25-year-old was hit over the head with a metal bar by a group of thugs near the Clover Carwash just before 10pm last night.
When he came to his watch, phone and the shoes off his feet had been stolen.
The victim walked barefoot to the local McDonalds to get help before he was transported to the John Hunter Hospital.
Police are now on the hunt for four men wearing dark-coloured clothing.