Crime

Teenage boy beaten in Wednesday afternoon robbery

Sarah Robinson

srobinson@ledger-enquirer.com

A 17-year-old boy was beaten in a strong arm robbery that occurred Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Shepherd Drive, according to Columbus Police.

Officers said the victim was punched and kicked during the 1:30 p.m. incident, leaving him with a swollen face. A police report indicates that he wasn't treated immediately following the attack.

Authorities said that by the time they arrived to the scene shortly after 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, the three unidentified black men had already fled the scene with the boy's two Sony PlayStation 3 controllers collectively valued at $100.

Officials said first suspect was dressed in all gray clothing with white and blue Jordan-brand shoes. The second suspect, who was described as heavyset, reportedly wore a black and white shirt. The third suspect was last seen in a gray shirt with a lime green jacket, according to police.

The alleged thieves may be spotted in a gold four-door car, officials added.

Police said they continue to investigate the strong arm robbery.

— Sarah is a crime and safety reporter at The Ledger-Enquirer. You can contact her on Twitter at @SarahR_92.

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