On Saturday, April 28th at approximately 4:04 p.m., Roselle Park Police responded to the area of Locust Street at West Webster Avenue for a report of an assault. A 15-year-old-male victim reported that he was assaulted by two (2) black males who attempted to rob him.
He stated they first approached him and asked where they could “buy some weed”. A few moments later, they approached from behind and ordered him to empty his pockets. The victim refused, causing the suspects to throw him to the ground, where they punched him several times while checking his pockets. An unidentified female motorist stopped her car nearby and yelled for the suspects to stop or she would call the police. The threat worked as the suspects let the victim go and walked eastbound on West Webster Avenue.
The victim, a resident of Elizabeth, NJ, reported that the suspects did not take any of his belongings. He was transported to RPPD where he was later released to his parents. A search of the area was negative for the suspects. Several witnesses were located and confirmed the victim’s account of the incident.
The suspects were described as two (2) black males, between 18-22 years of age, both 6′, 150lbs., wearing hoodie-type sweatshirts.