NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five people have been arrested in connection to a robbery and assault of a teenage boy at a train station in Brooklyn earlier this week.
According to police, 10 suspects — nine men and one woman — chased the 16-year-old boy along the northbound platform of the F train station at West 8th Street in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn shortly after 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. The suspects then kicked and punched the teen before trying to remove his headphones.READ MORE: Calls For Immediate Change Ring Out After 36-Year-Old Asian Man Stabbed In The Back In Lower Manhattan
The boy managed to get away from the group, but was later assaulted again, police said. During the second assault, the group managed to take the teen’s cell phone before fleeing the scene.READ MORE: New COVID Variant First Detected In New York City Spreading In Northeast
According to police, Deonandre Cort, 17, Raymond Pastrana, 17, Malik Simmons, 19, Quaneil Peterkin, 16, Witnell Julien, 17, all of Brooklyn, were arrested in connection to the incident. They are facing several charges, including robbery.
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