A teenager has been pistol-whipped and another stabbed in the back during a terrifying mugging in Brisbane.
It is understood the boys had been at their school formal, and possibly an after-party, before they were attacked.
The victims, both 17, were attacked from behind by two men, who also robbed them as they walked through suburban Greenslopes, inner Brisbane, around midnight.
The two boys were walking with another teenage friend on Logan Road, near the intersection with Bardsley Avenue and were approached from behind by two men who demanded property.
The third boy managed to run away, but the remaining two boys were assaulted.
One boy was “struck about the head several times with a handgun, causing lacerations to his forehead and ear, and the other stabbed twice in the back,” Queensland Police said in a press release on Wednesday.
“The men then stole personal property including a wallet, smart phone and a bag before fleeing on foot and possibly entering a dark-coloured vehicle parked nearby.”
Police believe the offenders may have escaped in a blue sedan, which was spotted by a patrol car a couple of hundred metres from the crime scene.
But the patrol car lost sight of the sedan before it was flagged down by the injured teens.
The boys were taken to hospital but their injuries are not life-threatening.
Police stated that the men are “described as African in appearance, aged in their early 20s and wearing black, baggy clothing with baseball caps and hoods covering the caps.”
One of the men was approximately 190 cms tall and the other man had short braided hair, according to police. The offenders remain on the run.