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Police: Older Teens Swarm 13-Year-Old, Steal Phone

A 13-year-old boy walking in the 1300 block of Oakview Road had his cell phone stolen after a group of four older teens surrounded him.

A 13-year-old boy walking in the 1300 block of Oakview Road had his cell phone stolen after a group of four older teens surrounded him. File|Patch
A 13-year-old boy walking in the 1300 block of Oakview Road had his cell phone stolen after a group of four older teens surrounded him. File|Patch

A 13-year-old boy walking in the 1300 block of Oakview Road had his cell phone stolen after a group of four older teens surrounded him.

According to the Decatur Police Department, the theft happened about 7:34 p.m. Monday. The boy crossed the street several times to avoid the group, when one began asking him questions. The victim was trying to dial 911 when one of the teens snatched the cell phone from the victim's hand.

Police said the suspects were last seen walking south on Fifth Avenue.

The victim was not injured.

The suspects were described as:
  • A black teen about 15 or 16 years old, about 5'10", dark complexion, slim but muscular build, narrow eyes, unkempt afro about 6" long, a peach-fuzz mustache, wearing a white T-shirt with "Nike" in red on the sleeves and long black shorts.
  • A black teen about 15 to 16 years old, about 5'11, medium complexion, hazel eyes, unkempt afro about 3" long, wearing a plain white T-shirt, dark khaki shorts and thin gold chain necklace. 
  • A black teen about 15 or 16 years old, about 5'6", low hair-cut, wearing a black basketball jersey tank with blue stripes down the side and black basketball shorts.
  • A black teen about 15 or 16 years old, about 6', unkempt afro about 6" long, wearing a black T-shirt with a small logo of Bob Marley's face on the left side of the chest and a large logo of Marley's face on the back, blue jeans and black shoes.
jMichael June 11, 2014 at 08:56 AM
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