DETECTIVES are investigating after a man was viciously mugged.
The victim was about to get into his car in Downpatrick’s Market Street on Monday shortly before 9pm when he was approached by two men.
They pushed him to the ground and then kicked and punched him.
The victim was also hit with a hammer before the attackers made off with a sum of money.
A police spokesperson said: “The man was treated in hospital for his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.”
The assailants are described as being in their early 20’s, about 5ft 7in tall and wearing dark clothing and trainers.
Detectives have appealed for who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information about it to contact them on 0845 600 8000.