Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Three youths arrested after woman robbed at knifepoint

Queensland Police have arrested three youths after a 53-year-old woman was threatened with knives and robbed outside a unit complex in Pimpama on the Gold Coast overnight.

Officers were called to the address on Bedford Road at 11.20pm, with initial investigations indicating two boys and a girl had approached the woman, before the two boys allegedly produced knives and made threats.

“It will be alleged the youths stole the woman’s keys before fleeing the area on foot,” Police said in a statement.

“She was not physically injured, and multiple police crews converged on the area.

“It will be alleged the dog squad was able to track the youths and they were subsequently arrested nearby, with knives allegedly seized from both the boys.”

A 12-year-old Tanah Merah boy, 13-year-old Willow Vale boy, and a 15-year-old Pimpama girl have each been charged with one count of robbery, whilst armed and in company.

All three will remain in police custody, to appear in the Southport Children’s Court at a later date.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have CCTV footage from the area, to contact them.

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