Three teenage boys have been charged after an armed robbery and two other attempts in Surfers Paradise overnight.
It’s alleged the boys approached a 16-year-old boy on The Esplanade, threatened him with a knife and demanding property, though the victim showed that he did not have any property.
The group then tried approached a 24-year-old man, threatened him with a knife and demanded property.
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The victim handed over less than $10 in coins and the group left.
Around 11.00pm, one of the teens allegedly snatched a phone from a 24-year-old man at a bus stop and fled.
The 24-year-old chased after him, and an altercation broke out before the group threatened him with knives and got away.
The victim received a wound to his left elbow in the incident.
Police patrols throughout the area located the trio on a tram nearby, where they uncovered the stolen phone and weapons during a search.
A 15-year-old Bahrs Scrub boy and 15-year-old Meadowbrook boy have each been charged with one count each of armed robbery in company with violence whilst armed.
A 15-year-old Waterford boy has been charged with one count of robbery in company.
Each will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.