Teenage girl claims morning robbery at Coomera station ignored by other commuters
A teenager who says she and her friends were assaulted and robbed while travelling to a shopping centre to buy school books claims fellow train passengers ignored their calls for help.
- Girls attacked by a group of teenagers at Coomera railway station
- Police charge three teens from Logan over robbery
- Commuters who were asked to help ignored the assault, the girls said
A 15-year-old and her two 14-year-old friends were robbed soon after they arrived at the Coomera Train Station on the Gold Coast, around 10:00am on Tuesday.
They were set upon by another group of teenagers moments after they exited the commuter train.
“They just wanted to fight,” one of the 14-year-old victims told the ABC.
“I did ask people to help, but they just looked at me like I was an idiot.
“They just walked past.”
A mother of the 15-year-old victim took to social media to relay her horror when her daughter phoned moments before the group was set upon.
“At first I could not tell there was something wrong as she was trying to make the call calmly,” she said.
“I started to realise what was wrong when her voice changed and she was telling/demanding that I had to get her and her voice was getting worse.
“Then it changed to screaming like she was being raped or worse, killed. I had no idea what had happened but we were racing there.
“I finally got to the train station at Coomera and the girls were locked in the ticket booth with the police and staff, and they were so shaken but alive — and that is what counts.”
Police said two of the victims were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.
One of the 14-year-olds was hit in the face during the attack, according to her friend.
“We thought she’d broken her nose, but it was just swollen,” her friend said.
A police spokeswoman said a 13-year-old girl from Crestmead in Logan and 15-year-old girl from Beenleigh have each been charged with one count of robbery.
A 17-year-old girl from Eagleby in Logan was charged with two counts of robbery.
On social media, the mother of the 15-year-old victim urged other kids to “ensure they are near cameras at all times”.
“Remember: Don’t try to protect your stuff if that is all they want,” she said.
“We are blessed all these girls are alive and not too badly hurt.”
The three teenagers charged over the incident are due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court.