A man was dragged alongside a car for about 20 metres after an alleged aggravated robbery at Horseshoe Bend on Saturday.
Police have charged a man in relation to the incident at Bella Street, but are still on the hunt for a second man.
The 19-year-old victim had organised to meet with the two men to buy scrap metal from them about 9am.
As the 19-year-old prepared a receipt for the transaction, he was punched in the head.
After the man was punched, one of the sellers allegedly opened the man’s car door and took his wallet from the front seat.
Police said the 19-year-old attempted to stop the man, but was punched in the head several more times.
The victim tried again to stop him by grabbing his leg but the man then jumped into the passenger side of a vehicle.
The 19-year-old was still holding on to the man’s leg when the car started to drive away. He was dragged alongside the car for about 20 metres before he let go.
The 19-year-old suffered a swollen and bruised head as well as abrasions on his body.
Paramedics attended the scene, but did not transport the man to hospital.
Police were called and commenced investigations. Detectives attended a home in Kahibah on Sunday morning, where they arrested a 26-year-old man.
The 26-year-old was charged with aggravated robbery inflicting actual bodily harm, furious driving causing injury and goods in custody. He was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court in October.
Police are seeking information about a second man. He was described as Caucasian, large build, black short hair and full face beard.
Information should be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.