The 17-year-old boy was brutally beaten on Meeker Avenue on his way home from school on May 2.
The victim told police he was near Metropolitan Avenue at 3:40 pm when a gang of three guys started punching him in the head and face. They knocked him to the ground and then went through his pockets but did not take anything.
The victim was taken to the hospital.
A bicyclist was arrested and charged with robbery for snatching a phone out of the hand of a woman who was texting on N. Fifth Street on May 5.
The woman told police she was standing on the sidewalk between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue at 12:43 am when a bicyclist quickly rode by and grabbed her iPhone out of her hand.
She shouted to police when she saw him tear off. Police say they saw him toss his backpack between two parked vehicles, which is when they arrested him.
A 12-year-old boy was robbed of his iPod as he was walking to school on Leonard Street on May 10.
The victim told police he was near Richardson Street at 8:50 am when two teenagers blocked his path.
“Empty your pockets,” they told him.
He tooks out his cellphone and iPod, and the punks absconded with both. The boy looked at school yearbook pictures but was not able to identify the duo.
A bully put a man in a choke hold before running off his Galaxy phone on Huron Street on May 10.
The victim told police he was between Franklin and West streets on his way home from work at 10 pm when the sketchy men tried to shake him down.
“Do you have a few bucks?” one of them asked.
Without giving the mark a chance to answer, one of them put him in a choke hold from behind. The other creep took the victim’s wallet and cellphone out of his pockets. The thug gave the victim his identification back before pocketing the rest of his property.
“If he screams, shoot him,” one of the robbers told the other, even though the victim never saw a weapon. The robbers ran away and the victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
— Danielle Furfaro