A 10-YEAR-OLD boy waiting for a friend was the victim of an attempted armed robbery at Mount Eliza earlier this month.
The boy was standing on his own at the Bruce Cameron Reserve, Bethanga Street, when three males described as being in their late teens pulled up in a grey VW, 2pm, Friday 6 August.
They approached the terrified boy, who was near the rear of the pre-school, and demanded money. While patting him down one of the teenagers produced a folding knife.
When they realised the boy had nothing of value in his pockets they pushed him and drove off.
Detective Senior Constable Peter Tyler, of Somerville CIU, said the boy was “upset” over the incident and had run home to tell his parents.
Detective Tyler said he had checked neighbouring properties for CCTV footage without success. “We are appealing for anyone in the area who saw anything to contact us on 5978 1400,” he said.