Delaware State Police are looking for the men who tried to rob a teenager in a cemetery Monday night.
Troopers say around 8 o’clock, a 16-year-old boy was walking home from the Wawa near the corner of Routes 1 and 24, and was crossing through the Peoples Memorial Park Cemetery when he was approached by two men who demanded money from him. The boy told them he didn’t have any money on him, but one of the men pulled out a small pocket knife, and they both went through the boy’s pockets. He tried to run away, but the men caught up to him and began punching him in the face. One of the men put out his cigarette on the boys face before they ran away. The boy ran into a store and called 9-1-1, and was treated for his injuries at Beebe Healthcare.
The robbers are two black men in their early 20s. One was wearing an orange sweatshirt. The other was wearing a green sweatshirt and a gold necklace, and had a beard. Anyone with any more information is asked to call State Police Troop 4 at (302) 856-5850, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information can also be sent in using the State Police Mobile Crime Tip App on a smartphone.
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