Westonians, it’s time to be outraged.
Last week, there were five muggings—that I know about. On Friday, there were two muggings within a block of each other, within 15 minutes, by two separate groups of thugs. And some muggings, perhaps many, go unreported.
On Friday, a 15-year-old boy was walking in the area of Queens and Jane at around 3:15 pm, when two men blocked his path. They threatened him, assaulted him, and stole his jewelry and phone. The victim was uninjured. Police are describe both suspects as black, 19-20 years old, 6’1”-6’2”, 141-150 pounds with thin builds. One has acne and short hair worn in a ponytail. The other has a short black afro.
A 17-year-old male was walking in the area of Maple Leaf Drive and Jane Street at around 3 pm when three male suspects approached. They stole his phone before fleeing towards Queens Drive. Police describe the suspects as:
Suspect #1: Male black, 20 years, 6’0”, 169 pounds, thin build, brown eyes, shaved black hair. Suspect #2: Male, black, 20 years, 5’8”, 180 pounds, muscular build, brown eyes, shaved black hair. Suspect #3: Male, black, 19 years, 5’7”, 174 pounds, medium build, brown eyes, shaved black hair.
Last Tuesday, a 17-year-old woman reported being mugged around 10 pm at Jane and Lawrence. The suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her Blackberry. He ran westbound on Lawrence Avenue. The victim was not injured. Police are looking for a black male, 22 to 27 years, 5’10” to 5’11”, 169 to 174 pounds, medium build, black cornrow styled hair.
On Saturday, your humble correspondent’s friend was mugged in exactly the same way. The thief approached her from behind and grabbed the phone from her hand before running away.
On Monday, a boy was mugged, as we reported previously.
Demand action, Westonians.