Police are investigating three separate robbery with violence offences that occurred on Brisbane’s southside overnight.
At around 10.00pm, a 20-year-old man was walking along Rhyl Street Macgregor when he was approached by five men.
One of the men grabbed him and punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground, where he was kicked, receiving bruising to his torso.
The men stole his backpack and left the scene in a white sedan.
Just after 11pm, two 16-year-old boys were walking along Logan Road, Greenslopes when approximately six men approached them and asked for cigarettes.
They then demanded personal belongings from the pair, and assaulted one of them by punching him to the head.
They stole cash and a backpack, along with other personal items, before fleeing on foot.
The men in both of these incidents are described as Caucasian and aged around 18-years.
Police are investigating whether these two incidents are linked.
At around 10.45pm, a 30-year-old man was walking along Turton Street Sunnybank when three men came up to him and asked for cigarettes.
The victim refused and one of the men punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground, where he was further assaulted by all three men.
They stole personal belongings from the man before running off.
The man was transported to the QE2 Hospital for treatment to a cut above his eye.
The men are described as being of Middle Eastern appearance, and aged between 20 to 30 years of age.
Detectives from the Upper Mount Gravatt Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating all three incidents.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Source: Queensland Police Service