A MAN needed hospital treatment after he was attacked and mugged.
Police said the 30-year-old victim was approached from behind, before being hit over the head on Cricklewood Road, Hylton Castle, between 9.30am and 10am on Saturday.
The attacker then took cash from him.
The money had just been withdrawn by the victim from the Post Office on nearby Chiswick Square. Officers are looking at the possibility he may have been followed.
He was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital and treated for minor swelling to his face and has since been released.
Anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information, is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.