UPDATE 10.00AM September 25 | POLICE have charged two people after a teenage boy was robbed at knifepoint in Coolangatta.
The 17-year-old was walking home from work along Marine Parade around 9.40pm on Monday night when a car stopped beside him and the man in the passenger’s seat got out.
It’s alleged the man pulled out a knife and made threats while demanding the boy’s property.
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The teen handed over an iPhone XR, Airpod earphones, clothing items, jewellery and cash, before the male re-entered the vehicle and drove away.
A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have this morning been charged with one count each of armed robbery.
The older teen will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.
EARLIER on September 24 | A teenage boy has been robbed by another teen armed with a knife whilst walking home from work in Coolangatta overnight.
The 17-year-old Tweed Heads boy was walking along Marine Parade around 9.40pm, when a white car, similar to a Holden Astra, stopped beside him.
Police say a male jumped out of the vehicle, which had red p-plates in the back window, and threatened the boy with a knife before demanding he hand over his belongings.
The teen then handed over an iPhone XR, Airpod earphones, clothing items, jewellery and cash, before the male got back into his car and fled.
The teen’s alleged attacker is described as being in his late teens, around 168cm tall with a slim build and moustache.
He was wearing a ‘North Face’ puffer jacket, dark clothing and black shoes at the time of the robbery.
Investigations are continuing and anyone with information is being urged to contact police.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.