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Young trio charged over violent robbery

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Three teenagers have been charged following investigations into an alleged violent robbery on the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday night.

Around 10.40pm, two 16-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were walking on Horton Parade at Maroochydore when they were confronted by a group of teenagers.

It will be alleged the trio was threatened with a knife before one of the 16-year-olds were punched in the face and throat.

The group left after allegedly stealing a backpack and a mobile phone.

Police have charged a 17-year-old man, a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy with two counts of armed robbery and one count each of attempted robbery.

The 17-year-old is due to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.

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