Robbery with violence at Townsville

Police are appealing for information relating to robberies with violence that occurred this afternoon at Cranbrook Park.

Initial inquiries reveal that around 3.15pm five students were riding their bicycles home through the park when they were stopped by several youths.

One of the victims, a 14-year-old boy, was punched several times to the face and had his bicycle stolen.

A second boy aged 13 was forced off his bicycle. The youths then fled on his bicycle with his helmet.

The third boy, also aged 13, had a G-shock watch stolen from his wrist after it was forcibly removed by the youths.

Police are appealing for anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage near Cranbrook Park between 3pm to 3.30pm to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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