Two victims were at a local park when they were approached by five teenage males. The incident took place around 4:15 pm on Sunday at Fales Park. One of the victims took a basketball and then punched vicim # 1, and tried to take victim #1’s backpack. The victim was able to get away. At the same time a second and third suspect were attempting to take personal property from the second victim. They punched the victim in the back of the head. The second victim was able to get away as well.
According to police the suspects were all black male juveniles, age 14-16. S-1 was described as an African American male, wearing an unknown colored sweatshirt and baggy blue jeans. S-2 was described as an African American male, wearing a black football jersey with grey numbers on the back. S-3 was described as an African American male, wearing football pants with the pads in them. S-4 was described as an African American male, wearing a red shirt and had a red bandana on his head. S-5 was described as an African American male, wearing a black football jersey with grey numbers on the back.
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