Couple paying respects to war heroes outside their home during the Anzac Day dawn service are robbed at knifepoint by thugs
- Four teenagers allegedly stole three cars and robbed a couple on Anzac Day
- The group were allegedly armed with knives and a baseball bat during spree
- Mobile phones and car was allegedly stolen from couple during dawn service
- The teenagers, aged 15 and 16 were charged with two counts of armed robbery
A couple paying their respects to war heroes outside their home during the Anzac Day dawn service were allegedly robbed at knifepoint by heartless teenagers.
A 62-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman allegedly had their phones and green Toyota Camry stolen by four teenagers on Saturday morning at their home in Rangeville around 125km east of Brisbane.
The four teenage boys allegedly armed with knives and a baseball bat, threatened the couple to go back into their house before fleeing in the stolen car with the mobile phones.
A couple paying their respects to war heroes outside their home during the Anzac Day dawn service were allegedly robbed at knifepoint by heartless teenagers
The group of thugs, two aged 15 and two aged 16 then allegedly stole two more vehicles.
After stealing the couple’s Toyota Camry, the group then drove to Wishart in Brisbane before allegedly hijacking a 27-year-old woman’s car.
The thugs allegedly threatened her with the knives and baseball bat before stealing her 2016 grey Subaru XV.
Around 10.45am on Saturday, the group stole a third car, police allege.
The group forced a 2016 white VW Tiguan to stop and allegedly threatened the 42-year-old driver with a machete.
The group fled the scene in the three stolen cars.
Police were able to track down and spike the tyres of the 27-year-old’s stolen Subaru and the 42-year-old’s Volkswagen.
The couple’s Toyota Camry with the registration plates 750 KVI remains missing.
The four teenagers have been charged with two counts each of armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
They will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.