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Boy And Girl Accused Of Slashing Elderly Man During Robbery

A boy and girl have been charged over an armed robbery which happened at Mount Garnet.  

The 17-year-old South Innisfail girl and 13-year-old South Johnstone boy are accused of assaulting a 75-year-old man in his home at around 7.30PM on Wednesday.

Police allege the elderly man saw the 17-year-old girl outside his house and they had a brief conversation before she picked up a knife that was on a table outside the residence and threw it to the boy who was behind the man.

It’s further alleged the 13-year-old boy used the knife to cut the man’s back.

A third teenage boy was also allegedly involved in the incident which continued with one person hitting the man with a rake before he was knocked to the ground with a rock and beaten several times with a golf club.

While the man was on the ground, the girl allegedly went through the his pockets and stole his house and car keys before the teenagers fled in the victim’s car and drove off towards Ravenshoe.

The vehicle is described as a 2005 silver Nissan Navara utility with Queensland registration plates 457RDV and remains outstanding.

The man received medical treatment for serious lacerations to his back and head, as well as swelling and bruising.

A 17-year-old South Innisfail girl with one count each of armed robbery, burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 13-year-old South Johnstone boy with one count each of armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

They will be dealt with according to the provisions of the Youth Justice Act 1992.

Investigations are continuing.

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.

Quote this reference number: QP2000304550