University students attacked, robbed



THREE Central Queensland University international students were attacked and robbed in North Rockhampton yesterday.

Two of the students were making a call from a telephone booth in Farm Street at 1am when two men approached them and asked for a cigarette.

"They said 'yes' to them the first time but 'no' the second time,'' Rockhampton CIB Detective Sergeant Adrian Martion said.

"Another student had approached them at this time, had his backpack ripped off his back, and had run away,'' he said.

When they said "no'' the offenders became violent and punched two of the students repeatedly. They suffered minor facial injuries.

One of the men is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, 170cm tall, medium build, with black curly hair. He was shirtless and wearing dark-coloured shorts.

The second offender has an olive complexion, is 180cm tall with a muscular build and brown hair. He was wearing a blue sleeveless T-shirt and white shorts.

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.



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