Police appeal after teenagers robbed at knifepoint

UPDATE: Police have appealed for anybody with information about the armed robbery to come forward.

Detectives from Maryborough Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating an armed robbery in Torquay on Thursday, September 15.

At about 8.15pm, three teenagers were walking along a carpark on Charlton Esplanade when a gang of four to five men circled them.

One of the men, who was wearing a grey hoodie jumper with the hoodie pulled around his face, produced a knife and pointed it towards the teenagers before demanding money.

The teenagers handed over $50 and bank cards before the men walked away along the bike path in the direction of Scarness.

The man who produced the knife is described as Caucasian in appearance, between 18 to 20-years-old, proportionate build, wearing a grey hooded jumper and riding a BMX bike.

If you have any information that may assist police please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

ORIGINAL: THREE teenagers were threatened at knife point while walking through a car park in Hervey Bay.

A brother and sister aged 17 and 19 and their 16-year-old friend were walking through the Torquay Sailing Club car park when they were approached by five males.

Maryborough Senior Sergeant Bruce Hodgins said one of the men, who was wearing a grey hoodie pulled over his face took out a knife and pointed it towards the victims, demanding money.

One of the threatened teenagers handed over a $50 note before a purse was then snatched by one of the members of the gang of five before they took off.

Sgt Hodgins said luckily in this instance no one was hurt, however it was a concern that teenagers were being targeted on our streets.

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"It's a shame to see teenagers targeted on our streets," he said.

"These offenders may be targeting younger people or anyone they can intimidate."

One of the victims called 000 straight after the crime occurred at 8pm on Thursday.

While there was no description for four of the men, the man in the hoody was a Caucasian with a slim build, about six foot tall and with an Australian accent.

All teenagers in the gang are believed to be around 16 to 18-years-old.

If you have any information that may assist police please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

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