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Police seeking assault offenders

August 17, 2023 9:03 am in by

Police are appealing for information after three people were allegedly assaulted during an attempted robbery in Mooloolaba on Saturday night.

It’s alleged around 6.30pm, a group of around 10 teenagers entered a River Esplanade shop and stole drinks from a fridge.

Two shop assistants and brothers, a 23-year-old Maroochydore man and a 27-year-old Maroochydore man, tried to intervene and were allegedly pushed to the ground and assaulted by the group.

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A 71-year-old Golden Beach man was also allegedly assaulted when he tried to help.

All three were transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The group left the store on foot heading towards Hancock Street.

A 14-year-old Sippy Downs boy has been taken into police custody and is being dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Detectives from the Sunshine Coast Child Protection and Investigation Unit are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

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Witnesses or anyone with relevant vision is also urged to contact police.

Investigations are continuing.

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