Teen trio charged over assault

THREE teens have been accused of assaulting and robbing a stranger at an Ipswich shopping centre.

The trio allegedly threatened the man with a piece of broken glass and stole his wallet at Riverlink Shopping Centre on February 17.

Ipswich Magistrates Court was told Luke Peter Morris Gilson, 17, allegedly held a piece of glass and threatened to slit the man’s throat.

Damain Duane Doidge, 19, is accused of removing a bat from a car and handing it to Gilson.

It is alleged Matthew James Eathan Orr, 19, was present.

Prosecutor Senior Constable Brad Dick said the robbery was committed in “broad daylight”.

“This was a random, unprovoked and cowardly attack on a person they did not know,” Snr Cnst Dick told the court.

Doidge, Gilson and Orr were each charged with stealing, armed robbery with actual violence in company, threatening violence and assault occasioning bodily harm.

Defence lawyer Matthew Fairclough said his clients were young and would with strict bail conditions. Gilson and Doidge were refused bail. Orr’s bail application was adjourned.



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