Police update: Grievous Bodily Harm at Toowoomba

Two teenage boys have been charged in relation to the alleged grievous bodily harm of a 75-year-old man at Toowoomba on Monday (February 6).

It will be alleged a 75-year-old North Toowoomba man was waiting at a taxi-rank on Margaret Street at approximately 5pm when he was pushed from behind, causing him to fall to the ground, before his backpack was stolen.

The man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries in a critical condition.

Polair and police tracked an allegedly stolen vehicle following the incident, which was intercepted on Hermitage Road at approximately 8.40pm.

The two occupants allegedly left the scene on foot.

The dog squad were deployed and located the pair, an 18-year-old man and 16-year-old boy, a short time later hiding in bushland.

They were taken into custody and charged.

Following further extensive investigations police today (February 8) attended a Drayton address where a 17-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were taken into custody without incident.

The 17-year-old boy has been charged with armed robbery with violence, grievous bodily harm and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The 16-year-old boy has been charged with armed robbery and grievous bodily harm.

The 15-year-old boy has been charged with burglary, enter dwelling and commit, stealing and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

All will appear before Toowoomba Children’s Court.

A 13-year-old boy was also taken into custody at the address, in relation to an unrelated robbery investigation and several other recent property crime offences.

It will be alleged at approximately 7pm on February 4, a group approached a 37-year-old man making a deposit at an ATM at a James Street shopping centre in Newtown, and stole a quantity of cash.

The man was not physically injured.

The 13-year-old boy has been charged with robbery, attempted enter premises with intent, enter premises with intent, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and two counts each of stealing and possess dangerous drugs (subutex and cannabis) and he will appear before Toowoomba Children’s Court.

Police are providing support to the family of the 75-year-old man, who remains in a critical condition.

The family would like to thank the community for their support and request privacy at this time.

Investigators would like to thank the community for their assistance and continue to appeal to anyone with information or relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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