Two boys charged over brutal bashing of 12yo on the Gold Coast

Two 12-year-old boys have been charged in relation to a violent robbery at Helensvale on Sunday night.

It’s believed the two are part of a group of five who dragged a 12-year-old boy from a taxi near the train station, before assaulting him and stealing his shoes.

They also tried to steal his phone, but were unsuccessful.


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The 12-year-old victim sustained a fractured jaw, chipped tooth and grazing as a result of the attack, and was later taken to the hospital by his grandmother.

It’s believed the group of attackers were known to the boy.

One of the 12-year-old boys – from Labrador – has been charged with armed robbery, stealing and going armed to cause fear.

While the other – from Marsden – has been charged with robbery in company, stealing and possessing a knife in a public space.

Investigations are continuing.

Earlier article: 12yo left with broken jaw after being brutally bashed, robbed on the Gold Coast

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What did the taxi driver do?