SHOALHAVEN police are aware of certain information posted on facebook relating to the assault of North Nowra man Francois Beugels.
Regarding arrests police have urged the public to be patient.
Shoalhaven crime manager, detective inspector Mark Robinson said investigators were aware of the information and were following up those leads.
“We ask the community to be patient while all leads are investigated,” inspector Robinson said.
“It may take investigators some time to evaluate all the information provided by the public.
“But we are certainly aware of the claims on facebook and we are following them up.”
Mr Beugels was walking at 6.30pm on Sunday on Pitt Street, North Nowra when he noticed two teenagers following him.
He continued walking onto Page Avenue, where he was assaulted at the intersection of Goolagong Street.
Punched to the ground he had his head bashed into the concrete gutter.
The offenders then stole his wallet before inflicting another beating on him, stomping on his head, before running away.
Mr Beugels appeared at a media conference on Monday in which police appealed for public assistance into the vicious attack that left him lying in the gutter bloodied and beaten.
Mr Beugels said he had walked in the area for the past five years.
He told how he was hit from behind and thought his time was up.
“They never talked to me, I just got hit from behind, bang, bang, bang,” he said.
“I was bashed repeatedly, stomped on repeatedly and my head was smashed into the asphalt – I thought my days are gone, that’s it.
“I heard one of the fellows say, ‘That’s enough’, and then immediately said, ‘Get his wallet’. Then I got the foot into my face.”
Police have a number of leads into the assault.
Shoalhaven detectives spoke to a number of residents in the area.
“We have received a fair bit of information and we are analysing and acting on some of it,” officer in charge of Shoalhaven detectives Sergeant Scott Nelson said.
Officers returned to the location on Tuesday to speak to more residents.
Sergeant Nelson asked members of the public who had any information about the attack to come forward.
The two suspects are described as Caucasian in appearance, between 160cm to 170cm tall, aged in their mid to late teens, and both were wearing hooded jumpers, one of which was red.
Police urged anyone with information to phone Nowra Police Station on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.