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Boys Aged 9 And 11 Targeted, Assaulted In Melbourne Robbery

Two young boys, aged 9 and 11 have allegedly been robbed and assaulted in an armed robbery in Melbourne's west.

Police were called to the scene - a park on Reserve Road in Melton - on Wednesday. The boys were approached by three other youths just after 5:45pm.

It has been alleged that one of the three youths produced an edged weapon, and demanded that the 11 year old boy handed over his phone.

The trio then took the phone and assaulted the boy, who was later taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Police made three arrests and found the mobile phone a short time later on.

A 14-year-old boy, an 11-year-old and a 14-year-old girl were on Thursday night assisting investigators with their inquiries.

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