A 20-year-old man was attacked and his cellphone and wallet taken in Blenheim early Sunday morning.
Police said the attack and robbery happened outside the Chateau Marlborough hotel, on High St, between 3.30am and 4am.
The victim was walking west along High St when the attacker came up behind him. He was hit once in the face and again after he fell to the ground.
The suspect was described as a Polynesian of medium build, with straight hair, clean shaven and wearing a black T-shirt.
No further details were available from police last night. They said in a press release they were keen to speak to anyone with information about the attack.
People could call the Blenheim police station on 03 578 5279 or leave information anonymously on Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
- The Marlborough Express