Youths in cowardly attack

POLICE are hunting three youths who punched, kicked and robbed a teenager at Bundamba train station in a cowardly late-night attack.

The 19-year-old victim was walking in the tunnel that passes beneath the Bundamba line, about 1.40am Saturday, when he noticed three people following.

Detective Senior Sergeant Gary Dixon said all three offenders joined in punching, pulling or kicking at the victim before stealing his wallet, mobile phone and Macbook device.

The teenager sustained bruising to his neck, hands and legs and was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

It was the second attack on a person walking near a train station within a week.

Four teenagers - three of them from Ipswich - targeted a lone female who was walking near the Oxley train station about 6.40pm on October 21.

They struck the woman in the face and also left her with grazes after dragging her along the ground while trying to steal her handbag. All four youths were arrested a short time later.

Police were yesterday unsure whether the offenders in the Bundamba incident were juveniles or young adults.

The violent robbery was captured on closed-circuit television cameras and police are assessing the footage.

The first offender was described as blond, wearing a black hooded jumper. The second offender was wearing a striped shirt. The third was wearing a cap.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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